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In the United States, the four most important entertainment awards are the Emmy Awards for television,note  the Grammy Awards for music, the Academy Awards or Oscars for film, and the Tony Awards for theater. People and franchises that have won at least one competitive (non-honorary) award at all 4 ceremonies are called EGOTs. The term was coined by actor Philip Michael Thomas in The '80s, at the height of his celebrity. He has yet to even be nominated for any of these four awards. Lynn Redgrave is the only person in history to be nominated for all four awards and never win any of them.


If a performer has won an Oscar, an Emmy, and a Tony, all in the field of acting, they are said to have won the Triple Crown of Acting. There have been 24 Triple Crown winners to date, making them about twice as common as EGOT winners. Since we have a category of near-misses (3 out of 4 category winners) below, we will also note all Triple Crown winners.

4 competitive awards (grand slam):

The year in parentheses is when the grand slam was completed; the first time each recipient won their fourth award.


  • Mel Brooksnote  (2001)
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  • John Gielgudnote  (1991)
  • Whoopi Goldbergnote  (2002) (First African-American EGOT; Daytime Emmy winner)
  • Marvin Hamlischnote  (1995) (Pulitzer Prize winner)
  • Helen Hayesnote  (1977) (second-ever and first female EGOT; Triple Crown winner)
  • Audrey Hepburnnote  (1994) (Emmy and Grammy awarded posthumously, making her the first posthumous EGOT; first EGOT to receive only one award at all four ceremonies)
  • John Legendnote  (2018)
  • Andrew Lloyd Webbernote  (2018)
  • Robert Lopeznote  (2014) (first Asian EGOT; Daytime Emmy winner; shortest timespan in winning all 4 awards by a person—10 years; first person to win multiples of each award)
  • Alan Menkennote  (2020) (most prolific winner, at 22 total awards received as of 2020; Daytime Emmy Winner)
  • Rita Morenonote  (1977) (first Hispanic EGOT; Triple Crown winner; Peabody Award winner)
  • Mike Nicholsnote  (2001) (longest timespan in winning all 4 awards—51 years; Peabody Award winner)
  • Tim Rice note  (2018)
  • Richard Rodgersnote  (1962) (first-ever EGOT; Pulitzer Prize winner)
  • Scott Rudinnote  (2012) (winner of the most of any one award among the EGOT winners—15 Tonys)
  • Jonathan Tunicknote  (1997)


  • Aladdinnote  (2014) (Daytime Emmy winner)
  • The Lion Kingnote  (1998) (Daytime Emmy winner; shortest timespan in winning all 4 awards—4 years)
  • Porgy and Bessnote  (1994)
  • The Sound of Musicnote  (2014)
  • Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Streetnote  (2008)

3 out of 4 competitive awards (near-misses):

For extra fun, * marks creators who have been nominated for the missing award.

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People (deceased)



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