The EGOT

Winning any of the top four American entertainment prizes is an amazing achievement, but winning ALL four is something to be insanely proud of, and one that only eleven people have had the benefit of winning.

It is obvious why this is such a prestigious achievement – by winning the EGOT (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony), one clearly can see that they’ve made an impression on the four spheres of entertainment – theatre, music, television and film. 

Like I said, only eleven people have managed to win all four, and they are:

  1. Richard Rodgers
  2. Helen Hayes
  3. Rita Moreno
  4. John Gielgud
  5. Audrey Hepburn
  6. Marvin Hamlisch
  7. Jonathan Tunick
  8. Mel Brooks
  9. Mike Nichols
  10. Whoopi Goldberg
  11. Scott Rudin

However, if we were to include Honorary Awards (non-competitive awards given to individuals who are recognized for their contributions to that field, the list would include:

  1. James Earl Jones (Honorary Oscar)
  2. Barbra Streisand (Honorary Tony)
  3. Liza Minnelli (Honorary Grammy)

Its ironic that all three of these people won a different Honorary Award – imagine they had an Honorary Emmy 

However, we could legitimately be seeing a 12th member added to this club next year – Robert Lopez, a great musician and composer, is receiving raves for his work in Frozen (reviewed 28/12/2013), and could win an Oscar for Best Original Song for the heart-stopping “Let It Go”

You can read my review of Frozen and view the beautiful performance of “Let It Go” below

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