17 People With EGOTs, And 17 People Who Are SUPER Close

I just really need Cher to get on Broadway and get that EGOT already.

Last night, Jennifer Hudson became *only* the 17th person in history to achieve the elusive EGOT.

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For those who don’t know, “achieving an EGOT” is when you win an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony.

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There are a bunch of people who are SUPER close to their own EGOT, so let’s look at who has done it already, and who is only one away from the elusive honor.

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We’ll start with our newest EGOT’er, Jennifer Hudson

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She achieved her EGOT in 2022 by winning a Tony for producing “A Strange Loop.”

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Celeb that is sooo close to an EGOT: Cher

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She just needs Tony.

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EGOT’er: Whoopi Goldberg

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Whoopi achieved her EGOT in 2002 when she won a Tony.

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Sooo close to an EGOT: Julie Andrews

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She just needs to win Tony.

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EGOT’er: Audrey Hepburn

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She achieved her EGOT in 1994 posthumously when she won a Grammy.

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Sooo close to an EGOT: Cynthia Nixon

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She just needs an Oscar.

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EGOT’er: Richard Rodgers

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According to Billboard, Richard became the first person to ever achieve an EGOT when he won an Emmy for composing in 1962.

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Sooo close to an EGOT: James Earl Jones

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He just needs an Oscar.

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EGOT’er: Marvin Hamlisch

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The composer achieved his EGOT in 1995.

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Sooo close to an EGOT: Billy Porter

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EGOT’er: Mel Brooks

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Mel completed his EGOT in 2001 with a Tony.

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Sooo close to an EGOT: Barbra Streisand

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She just needs Tony.

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She won a “special” Tony award in 1970, but hasn’t won a “competitive” one yet.

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EGOT’er: Scott Rudin

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The producer achieved his EGOT in 2012.

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Sooo close to an EGOT: Maggie Smith

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She only needs a Grammy.

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EGOT’er: Mike Nichols

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The director completed his EGOT in 2001 with an Emmy.

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Sooo close to an EGOT: Ben Platt

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He just needs an Oscar.

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EGOT’er: John Legend

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John achieved his EGOT in 2018 when he won an Emmy.

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Sooo close to an EGOT: Helen Mirren

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She just needs a Grammy.

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EGOT’er: Jonathan Tunick

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The composer completed his EGOT in 1997 with a Tony.

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Sooo close to an EGOT: Viola Davis

She just needs a Grammy.

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EGOT’er: John Gielgud

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The actor completed his EGOT in 1991 with an Emmy.

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Sooo close to an EGOT: Cyndi Lauper

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She just needs an Oscar.

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EGOT’er: Helen Hayes

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Sooo close to an EGOT: Kate Winslet

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She just needs Tony.

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EGOT’er: Rita Moreno

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She completed her EGOT in 1977 with an Emmy.

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Sooo close to an EGOT: Bette Midler

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She just needs an Oscar.

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EGOT’er: Tim Rice

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The lyricist achieved his EGOT in 2018 with an Emmy.

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Sooo close to an EGOT: Al Pacino

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He just needs to win a Grammy.

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EGOT’er: Alan Menken

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He achieved his EGOT in 2020 with an Emmy.

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Sooo close to an EGOT: Common

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He just needs Tony.

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EGOT’er: Robert Lopez

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According to Variety, in 2018 he became the first ever double EGOT winner.

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Sooo close to an EGOT: Cynthia Erivo

She just needs an Oscar.

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EGOT’er: Andrew Lloyd Webber

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He achieved his EGOT in 2018 with an Emmy.

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Sooo close to an EGOT: Lin Manuel Miranda

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He just needs an Oscar.

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