Life should have been good for Miami Vice by Philip Michael Thomas in 1985. He was the star of one of TV's biggest hits and had released his first album as part of a multi-million dollar deal with Atlantic and made a name for himself with his own womens clothing line in the fashion world (or at least tried it). But Thomas still had higher goals, both in terms of the gold medallion he loved so much. This dream was an EGOT.
Although Thomas swore that the engraved letters E, G, O, and T on his necklace stood for energy, growth, possibilities, and talents around the then 36-year-old actor, they unanimously agreed on another translation: Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony ̵
Although an EGOT seems an unlikely reality for Thomas, this is not an impossibility for all artists. On September 9, 2018, the club added three new members: John Legend, Andrew Lloyd Weber and Tim Rice. Here are the 15 official members, a few SHEGOTS as well as several artists who are just one price away.
. 1 RICHARD RODGERS
Before ever having a name for it, American composer Richard Rodgers became EGOT's first person (yes, the acronym can also be used as a verb) when he won an Emmy for television documentary Winston (19459003) Churchill : The brave years . His Oscar came in 1945 when his "It could also be spring" was awarded the Best Song by State Fair . He received Grammys both in 1960 and 1962 for the original cast of The Sound of Music and No Strings . Between 1950 and 1962 he won six Tony Awards, three of them in this first year for South Pacific . In the same year South Pacific Rodgers also received a Pulitzer Prize for drama, which makes him a PEGOT.
. 2 HELEN HAYES
In 1977, fifteen years after Rodgers had inaugurated the ceremony, actress Helen Hayes was the first female EGOT – an honor that took 45 years to achieve, the longest of her EGOT colleagues. Her street began in 1932 when she won the Academy Award for Madelon Claudet's Sin (she won a second Academy Award for the 1970s airport) . Her first Tony came to Happy Birthday in 1947, followed by another 1958 Time Remembered . And she won a best actress Emmy in 1953 for a series of slot Playhouse of Stars . But it would take more than two decades to shake up the elusive second letter she'd made for Best Spoken Word Recording for Great American Documents
3. RITA MORENO
Seven months after Hayes earned her EGOT, actress Rita Moreno did the same when she won her first of two consecutive Emmys for a guest seat in The Muppet Show in 1977 she) for a performance on The Rockford Files ). But Moreno did so in about a third of Hayes' time, 16 years, which was an EGOT record until Lopez knocked him down last night. She received her Oscar in 1961 for Best Supporting Actress in West Side Story followed by a Best Recording for Children Grammy from 1972 for The Electric Company . In 1975, Moreno took over a Tony who played Googie Gomez in Terrence McNally's The Ritz a role she had rendered in the 1976 Theatrical Version.
. 4 JOHN GIELGUD
Unlike his three predecessors, the Oscar was not the first prize John Gielgud won for his EGOT. Instead, it was the Tony he won in 1948 for the first time for The Importance of Being . 19459007 He won a second Tony in 1961 as Director of Big Fish, Little Fish (19659006). In 1979, the Grammy came out for its dramatic recording of Ages of Man . In 1981, Gielgud won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his iconic role as Butler / Sidekick by Dudley Moore in Arthur . When he won the Emmy in 1991 as an outstanding actor in the summer he was 87 years old and thus the oldest EGOT getter.
. 5 AUDREY HEPBURN
Unfortunately, Audrey Hepburn did not live long enough to enjoy her EGOT. Two of her accolades – her 1994 Grammy for Children's Album Audrey Hepburn's Enchanted Tales and her 1993 Emmy for the Information Gardens Gardens of the World with Audrey Hepburn – were awarded after her death in January 20, 1993, which made her the first posthumous EGOT recipient. However, she had the chance to bask in the glow of her Oscar from 1953 for Roman Holiday and a Tony Ondine a year later.
. 6 MARVIN HAMLISCH
The "O" in the EGOT of the composer Marvin Hamlisch has a very high significance, since he was awarded a total of three with an Oscar. All were awarded in 1973 – two for The Way We Were and one for his score for The Sting . It was "The Way We Were," with which he also received his first of four Grammys in 1974. His collaboration with Barbra Streisand continued and in 1995 brought him two Emmys for Barbra: The Concert . Hamlisch's Tony came to the 1976 A Chorus Line musical, which also gave him a Pulitzer Prize, making him the only other PEGOT on the list.
. 7 JONATHAN TUNICK
Composer / conductor Jonathan Tunick's path to EGOT fame has been a direct hit for over 20 years: in 1977 he won an Oscar for A Little Night Music followed by an Emmy for Music Direction in 1982 for Night of 100 Stars a Grammy from 1988 for Best Instrumental Arrangement for Cleo Laines "No One Is Alone" and finally a Tony from 1997 for Best Orchestrations for Titanic.
8. MEL BROOKS
Yes, Mel Brooks can do it all. In June 2001, he became the eighth EGOT winner in the world just a few weeks before his 75th birthday, when he received three Tony Awards – for Best Musical, Best Original Score and Best Book of a Musical – for [TheProducers] . It was The Producers that Brooks also brought his Oscar for Best Original Screenplay (albeit 33 years earlier). Brooks' first award came in 1967 when he won the Emmy for Writing The Sid Caesar, Imogene Coca, Carl Reiner and Howard Morris Special . From 1997, he won three consecutive Emmys, this time as a guest actor in the sitcom Mad About You . During the same period he also won his first of three Grammys, 1998 for Best Spoken Comedy Album for The 2000-year-old man in 2000 . In a 2013 NPR interview, Brooks mentioned this crowning achievement and said, "I'm an EGOT, so I do not need any more [awards]."
9. MIKE NICHOLS
Mike Nichols acquired his EGOT the same year as Mel Brooks, although it took him a full 40 years to get there (compared to Brooks 34). The path of the deceased comedian who became director began with a 1961 best comedy performance Grammy for An Evening with Mike Nichols and Elaine May . In 1964 he won his first of nine Tony Awards for Barefoot in the Park (his second came one year later for The Odd Couple ). In 1967, he was awarded Best Director for Academy Award® graduates The Graduate . And in 2001, he won his first two out of four Emmys – for outstanding direction and terrific television films – for Wit.
10. WHOOPI GOLDBERG
When Philip Michael Thomas invented the EGOT idea, Tracy Morgan – like Tracy Jordan – put the phrase back in popular use at 30 Rock when he set the same goal and even wore a necklace. And they even got the real EGOT winner Whoopi Goldberg to join in and ridicule the debate over whether or not she should really be accepted as Emmy. ("It still counts," she told Tracy. "Girls Must Eat!") Goldberg's first award was a 1985 Grammy for best comedy recording of Whoopi Goldberg – Original Broadway Show Recording . Next came an Oscar in 1990 for Best Supporting Actor for Ghost . In 2002 she received her E and T: an Emmy as Host Beyond Tara: The Extraordinary Life of Hattie McDaniel and a Tony as Co-Producer of Thoroughly Modern Millie . which won the best musical.
. 11 SCOTT RUDIN
Scott Rudin is the first manufacturer of EGOT. He received his gold medallion in 2012, when The Book of Mormon: Original Broadway Cast Recording received a Grammy for the Best Musical Theater Album (an award that Rudin shares with his colleague EGOT Robert Lopez). Rudin's first award – an Emmy – was made in 1984 for the children's show He makes me feel like Dancin . He received his 1994 first Tony Award for Passion and his last place in 2017 for Hello, Dolly! . Although Rudin is probably best known as a film producer, he has only one Oscar, a Best Picture statue from 2007 for the year 19459003 of the Coen Brothers (1945), [No Country for Old Men]
12. ROBERT LOPEZ
In 2014, songwriter Robert Lopez became EGOT when he and his wife Kristen Anderson-Lopez won the Oscar for Best Original Song for Frozen & # 39; Let It Go. & # 39; (The couple won a second statuette earlier this year for Coco's "Remember Me" song, at which time he was also the youngest member of the club (he is now 43 years old, but had just turned 39 when he was "introduced.") Lopez is also the fastest artist to win the honor, and it only took ten years for all four awards to be honored, beginning with a Tony Award 2004 for the best score for Avenue Q of two Daytime Emmys in 2008 and 2010 for outstanding performances in music direction and composition for Wonder Pets . In 2012, Lopez and Rudin shared the Grammy for The Book of Mormon Thus, they were the first EGOTs to have had a common distinction in the circle.
13, 14, AND 15. ANDREW LLOYD WEBER, JOHN LEGEND, AND TIM RICE
September 9, 2018 is a date that was written in the history books of EGOT & # 39; ing as the club added a total of three new members. Surprisingly, it is a common award. Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert Emmy Award for Outstanding Variety Special (Live) became official EGOT members of all three of its producers – John Legend, Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Weber. For Legend, the honor was even more monumental, as he was both the youngest man of all time and the first black man to join the club.
Although the official number of EGOT winners is 12 It is worth noting that there are a handful of other, rather famous faces who have also received all four awards … but because At least one of them is just a special or honorary award – and not a competitive one – that she will be included in the official club is questionable. Are we calling them SHEGOTs?
. 1 BARBRA STREISAND
Surprisingly, the only Tony Award Barbra Steisand has on her mantelpiece is not competitive. In 1970 she became Star of the Decade.
. 2 LIZA MINNELLI
Liza Minnelli may have been awarded a Grammy Legend Award in 1990 – but this legend has no competitive Grammy to speak of (or sing about).
. 3 JAMES EARL JONES
Although James Earl Jones had been an icon in Hollywood for decades, in 2012 he was an honorary winner. He received a nomination for Best Actor in 1971 for The Great White Hope lost to George C. Scott for Patton . (It is worth noting that Scott had earlier warned the Academy that he was rejecting the nomination, so it was hardly surprising that he was not present to accept the award.)
The Composer and songwriter Alan Menken won Tony's Best Original Score for the Broadway Version of Newsies in 1990 for his contribution to "Wonderful Ways to Say No," an anti-drug cartoon special. was an honorary title – and left him behind an official price behind an EGOT.
. 5 HARRY BELAFONTE
In 2014, Harry Belafonte was awarded the Academy's Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award, earning him the elite class of half a dozen (SH) EGOTs.
. 6 QUINCY JONES
Music producer Quincy Jones may be one of the world's most acclaimed artists, but a competitive Oscar has eluded him so far. Like Belafonte, the only Oscar he has won is the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award (which he received in 1994). In addition, he is seven times Oscar nominee.
There are a number of artists who approached EGOT during their lifetime, including Robin Williams (who was about to die) Tony), Jessica Tandy (she has a Grammy missing), Henry Fonda (missing an Emmy) and Leonard Bernstein (who never won an Oscar) – the EGOT dream still lives for dozens of artists.
. 1 Julie Andrews
It's hard to believe that Julie Andrews has not yet won a Tony Award (although she was nominated for three). If so, she can add EGOT to her CV.
. 2 LIN-MANUEL MIRANDA
The creator of Hamilton came so close to EGOT & # 39; ing last year. But something tells us that it will not be long before he is inducted into this elite group of artists.
. 3 MARTIN SCORSESE
He may be one of the most renowned filmmakers in the world, but it took him more than a quarter of a century to win his first (and so far only) Oscar. Hopefully, Tony will come next.
. 4 FRANCES MCDORMAND
Directly below the EGOT there is the so-called Triple Crown of Acting: a performer who has won an Oscar, an Emmy and a Tony (but misses a Grammy). Frances McDormand belongs to this group.
. 5 VIOLA DAVIS
Like McDormand, Viola Davis is part of the Triple Crown Club.
. 6 RANDY NEWMAN
It took him 20 years and 16 nominations, but eventually Randy Newman became 2002 Oscar winner when he won the Best Original Song Award for "If I Did Have You" by Monsters, Inc. But he still needs a Tony.
. 7 AL PACINO
He is one of the most famous living actors, but Al Pacino is not a Grammy winner.
. 8 JOHN WILLIAMS
The iconic composer holds the record for most Oscar nominations for a living person, but John Williams has yet to receive a single Tony Award nomination.
. 9 CHER
The iconic singer is a Tony Award short of an EGOT.
10th ELTON JOHN
The "Rocket Man" singer is an Emmy Award from an EGOT.
. 11 AND 12. RON HOWARD AND BRIAN GRAZER
The longtime production partners Ron Howard and Brian Grazer have apparently conquered every medium, but none has yet won a Tony (although Grazer has come closer, he was nominated in 2008).
13 AND 14. TREY PARKER AND MATT STONE
The creators of South Park are just an Oscar behind the EGOT goalpost.