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The EGOT: Hollywood’s Grand Slam of Awards and Who’s on the Path to Achieving It

– The EGOT is a prestigious title given to individuals who have won all four of the major entertainment awards: Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony.
– Viola Davis recently joined the list of EGOT winners by winning a Grammy for narrating the audiobook of her memoir “Finding Me.”
– Richard Rodgers was the first person to achieve EGOT status, while songwriter Robert Lopez is the only person to have done it twice. Several stars are still waiting for their chance to win an Oscar and complete their EGOT status, including Cynthia Erivo, Lily Tomlin, Ben Platt, and Lin-Manuel Miranda.

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The season of award shows is well underway, and for avid award enthusiasts, the question on everyone’s mind is, who will achieve EGOT status? The EGOT is the holy grail of showbiz awards and stands for Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony. Only a select few have reached this impressive feat – including icons such as Whoopi Goldberg, Audrey Hepburn, Mel Brooks, and Jennifer Hudson. This year, another name has been added to the list: Viola Davis, who won a Grammy in 2023 for narrating the audiobook of her memoir, “Finding Me.”

Interestingly, the term EGOT was coined by actor Philip Michael Thomas, who gained fame for his role in Miami Vice, back in 1984. However, he never actually won any of the four awards. The title of the first true EGOT winner was given to Richard Rodgers in 1962, after he won an Emmy for his original music for Winston Churchill: The Valiant Years. Songwriter Robert Lopez is the only person to have achieved EGOT status twice, winning each award at least twice, the most recent being an Oscar in 2018 for his work on the song “Remember Me” from the movie Coco. His wife and creative partner, Kristen Anderson-Lopez, has shared many of these accolades with him, lacking only a Tony to complete her EGOT status.

But, which stars are currently waiting in the wings to achieve this prestigious recognition? Actresses Cynthia Erivo and Lily Tomlin, actors Ben Platt and Lin-Manuel Miranda are still waiting for their shot at EGOT glory, all of whom need to win an Oscar to complete their collection. Singers Taylor Swift, Adele, Lizzo, and H.E.R., have achieved half of the awards required, with Grammy and Oscar wins in their back pocket. To see who else is making progress towards EGOT, keep reading!

Although the EGOT title is a coveted achievement, it is not always an end goal for everyone in show business. Nonetheless, it still remains a prominent honour within the industry, with the number of recipients being few and far between. As we move through the award season, it will be intriguing to see who will be next to add their name to the elite list of EGOT winners.

Harper Jones
Harper Jones
Harper is a content creator to DatingCelebs and a graduate of Central Michigan University. You can reach her by email at harper.j@datingcelebs.com.
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