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The Ultimate EGOT (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, Tony) List

The EGOT, a phrase coined Miami Vice‘s Philip Michael Thomas, represents earning the highest individual, competitive entertainment honors in the areas of television (Emmy), music (Grammy), film (Oscar) and theatre (Tony).

To date, only 15 people have received all four awards with Robert Lopez and holds the records for having completed his in record time (10 years) and as the youngest ever (39) when he won an Oscar for Best Original Song (“Let It Go,” from Frozen) in 2014. At 45 years, Helen Hayes took the longest time to complete hers (45 years) and John Gielgud currently stands the oldest to win.

John Legend became the first African-American male to hit EGOT, completing the quartet of awards at the 2018 Emmys for producing Jesus Christ Superstar Live.

Most Emmys: Marvin Hamlisch, Mel Brooks and Mike Nichols (4). Most Grammys: John Legend (10). Most Oscars: Marvin Hamlisch (3). Most Tonys: Mike Nichols (9). Nichols has the most awards in total with 15.

EGOT Winners

NameCompleted (year span)EmmyGrammyOscarTonyCompletion YearAge at time of completionCategory(s)
Richard Rodgers1719621960119451950196259 years, 328 daysComposer
Helen Hayes451953197719321947197776 years, 132 daysActress
Rita Moreno161977197219611975197745 years, 274 daysActress/Singer
John Gielgud301991197919811961199187 years, 133 daysActor/Director
Audrey Hepburn411993199419531954199463 years, 261 daysActress
Marvin Hamlisch231995197419731976199551 years, 100 daysComposer
Jonathan Tunick201982198819771997199759 years, 43 daysComposer/Conductor
Mel Brooks341967199819682001200174 years, 340 daysWriter/Composer/Actor
Mike Nichols402001196119671964200169 years, 363 daysDirector/Comedian
Whoopi Goldberg172002198519902002200246 years, 201 daysComedian/Actress/Host
Scott Rudin281984201220071994201253 years, 213 daysProducer
Robert Lopez102008201220142004201439 years, 7 daysComposer
John Legend122018200620152017201839 years, 255 daysSinger/Composer/Producer
Andrew Lloyd Webber382018198019961980201870 years, 171 daysComposer/Producer
Tim Rice382018198019931980201873 years, 303 daysLyricist/Producer

Richard Rodgers (1902–1979), a composer, received his fourth distinct award in 1962. Between 1945 and 1979, Rodgers received a total of 13 awards.

Academy Awards:
1945: Best Song – “It Might as Well Be Spring” from State Fair

Emmy Awards:
1962: Outstanding Achievement in Original Music Composed – Winston Churchill: The Valiant Years

Grammy Awards:
1960: Best Show Album (Original Cast) – The Sound of Music
1962: Best Original Cast Show Album – No Strings

Tony Awards:
1950: Best Musical – South Pacific
1950: Tony Award for Producers, Musical – South Pacific
1950: Best Score – South Pacific
1952: Best Musical – The King and I
1960: Best Musical – The Sound of Music
1962: Best Composer – No Strings

Helen Hayes (1900–1993), an actress, received her fourth distinct award in 1976. Between 1932 and 1980, Hayes received a total of 7 awards. She was the first woman to win all four. Counting only the first award of each type, she also has the distinction of the longest timespan (45 years) between her first and fourth award of any showbiz EGOT winner.

Academy Awards:
1932: Best Actress in a Leading Role – The Sin of Madelon Claudet
1970: Best Actress in a Supporting Role – Airport

Emmy Awards:
1953: Best Actress – Schlitz Playhouse of Stars for the episode “Not a Chance”

Grammy Awards:
1977: Best Spoken Word Recording – Great American Documents

Tony Awards:
1947: Best Actress, Dramatic – Happy Birthday
1958: Best Actress, Dramatic – Time Remembered

Rita Moreno (born 1931), an actress, received her fourth distinct award in 1977. Between 1961 and 1978, Moreno received a total of five awards. She is also the first Latin winner and the first winner to win a Grammy as their second award (both previous winners won Tonys as their second award).

Academy Awards:
1961: Best Actress in a Supporting Role – West Side Story

Emmy Awards:
1977: Outstanding Continuing or Single Performance by a Supporting Actress in Variety or Music – The Muppet Show
1978: Outstanding Lead Actress for a Single Appearance in a Drama or Comedy Series – The Rockford Files for the episode “The Paper Palace”

Grammy Awards:
1972: Best Recording for Children – The Electric Company

Tony Awards:
1975: Best Featured or Supporting Actress in a Play – The Ritz

John Gielgud (1904–2000), an actor, received his fourth distinct award in 1991. Between 1948 and 1991, Gielgud received a total of six awards. Gielgud was the first winner to win any award other than the Oscar as their first award (his first award was a Tony). At age 87 when he won his Emmy, he was also the oldest winner.

Academy Awards:
1981: Best Actor in a Supporting Role – Arthur

Emmy Awards:
1991: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Special – Summer’s Lease

Grammy Awards:
1979: Best Spoken Word, Documentary or Drama Recording – Ages of Man

Tony Awards:
1948: Outstanding Foreign Company – The Importance of Being Earnest
1961: Best Director of a Drama – Big Fish, Little Fish

Audrey Hepburn (1929–1993), an actress, received her fourth distinct award posthumously in 1994. Between 1953 and 1994, Hepburn received a total of six awards. She was the fifth person to complete the feat and the first to do so posthumously. She was also the first winner to win two of their awards in consecutive awards shows (the 1994 Grammys were the first Grammys since her win at the 1993 Emmys).

Academy Awards:
1953: Best Actress in a Leading Role – Roman Holiday

Emmy Awards:
1993: Outstanding Individual Achievement, Informational Programming – Gardens of the World with Audrey Hepburn

Grammy Awards:
1994: Best Spoken Word Album for Children – Audrey Hepburn’s Enchanted Tales

Tony Awards:
1954: Best Actress in a Drama – Ondine

Marvin Hamlisch (1944–2012), a composer, received his fourth distinct award in 1995. Between 1973 and 2001, Hamlisch received a total of 12 awards. Hamlisch has the most Oscars of any Grand Slam winners (three). In 1974 he became the first winner to have won a “General Field” Grammy – taking Song of the Year and Best New Artist. He was also the first EGOT winner to have won multiple legs of the feat for the same work – an Oscar and a Grammy for song “The Way We Were”.

Academy Awards:
1973: Best Music, Original Dramatic Score – The Way We Were
1973: Best Music, Original Song – “The Way We Were”
1973: Best Music, Scoring Original Song Score and/or Adaptation – The Sting

Emmy Awards:
1995: Outstanding Individual Achievement in Music Direction – Barbra: The Concert
1995: Outstanding Individual Achievement in Music and Lyrics – Barbra: The Concert
1999: Outstanding Music and Lyrics – AFI’s 100 Years… 100 Movies
2001: Outstanding Music Direction – Timeless: Live in Concert

Grammy Awards:
1974: Song of the Year – “The Way We Were”
1974: Best New Artist of the Year
1974: Best Pop Instrumental Performance – The Entertainer
1974: Album of Best Original Score Written for a Motion Picture or a Television Special – The Way We Were

Tony Awards:
1976: Best Musical Score – A Chorus Line

Jonathan Tunick (born 1938), a composer, conductor, and music arranger, received his fourth distinct award in 1997. Between 1977 and 1997, Tunick received a total of four awards. Tunick is the first EGOT winner to have won an Emmy as their second award as well as the first to win the Tony as their fourth award.

Academy Awards:
1977: Best Music, Original Song Score and Its Adaptation or Best Adaptation Score – A Little Night Music

Emmy Awards:
1982: Outstanding Achievement in Music Direction – Night of 100 Stars

Grammy Awards:
1988: Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocals – “No One is Alone,” Cleo Laine

Tony Awards:
1997: Best Orchestrations – Titanic

Mel Brooks (born 1926), a director, writer and actor, received his fourth distinct award in June 2001. Between 1968 and 2002, Brooks received a total of 11 awards. Brooks was the first person to win the Emmy as the first award, and the first winner to have won his Oscar for screenplay writing.

Academy Awards:
1968: Best Writing, Story and Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen – The Producers

Emmy Awards:
1967: Outstanding Writing Achievement in Variety – The Sid Caesar, Imogene Coca, Carl Reiner, Howard Morris Special
1997: Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series – Mad About You
1998: Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series – Mad About You
1999: Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series – Mad About You

Grammy Awards:
1998: Best Spoken Comedy Album – The 2000 Year Old Man in the Year 2000
2002: Best Long Form Music Video – Recording ‘The Producers’: A Musical Romp with Mel Brooks
2002: Best Musical Show Album – The Producers

Tony Awards:
2001: Best Book of a Musical – The Producers
2001: Best Original Score – The Producers
2001: Best Musical – The Producers

When he appeared on the January 26, 2015 episode of Real Time with Bill Maher, Brooks called himself an EGOTAK, noting that he had also received awards from the American Film Institute and Kennedy Center.

Mike Nichols (1931–2014), a director, received his fourth distinct award in November 2001. Between 1961 and 2012, Nichols received a total of 15 awards. Nichols was the first person to complete the Grand Slam in the same year in which another individual (Mel Brooks) had previously completed it. Nichols was also the first to win the Grammy as their first award, the first winner to have won multiple awards (an Oscar, several Tonys, and two Emmys) for directing, and has the most Tony Awards (9) of any EGOT winner. When counting all awards won—not just the first of each type—Nichols has the longest timespan of awards among EGOT winners, at 51 years.

Academy Awards:
1967: Best Director – The Graduate

Emmy Awards:
2001: Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special – Wit
2001: Outstanding Made for Television Movie – Wit (as executive producer)
2004: Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special – Angels in America
2004: Outstanding Miniseries – Angels in America (as Executive producer)

Grammy Awards:
1961: Best Comedy Performance – An Evening With Mike Nichols And Elaine May

Tony Awards:
1964: Best Director, Dramatic – Barefoot in the Park
1965: Best Director, Dramatic – Luv and The Odd Couple
1968: Best Director, Dramatic – Plaza Suite
1972: Best Director, Dramatic – The Prisoner of Second Avenue
1977: Best Musical – Annie (as producer)
1984: Best Director, Play – The Real Thing
1984: Best Play – The Real Thing (as producer)
2005: Best Director, Musical – Monty Python’s Spamalot
2012: Best Director, Play – Death of a Salesman

Whoopi Goldberg (born 1955), an actress, comedian and talk-show host, received her fourth distinct award in 2002. Between 1985 and 2009, Goldberg received a total of 6 awards. Goldberg is the first African-American winner, the first to win the Oscar as their second award, and the first to win two of their awards in the same year (she won both her first Daytime Emmy and her Tony in 2002).

Academy Awards:
1990: Best Actress in a Supporting Role – Ghost

Daytime Emmy Awards:
2002: Outstanding Special Class Special – Beyond Tara: The Extraordinary Life of Hattie McDaniel (Host)
2009: Outstanding Talk Show Host – The View

Grammy Awards:
1985: Best Comedy Recording – Whoopi Goldberg: Original Broadway Show Recording

Tony Awards:
2002: Best Musical – Thoroughly Modern Millie

Notes: Although she has never won a competitive Primetime Emmy award, she has been nominated several times. The fact that she does not have a competitive Primetime Emmy Award has led to debate over her inclusion in the “official list.” In the 30 Rock episode “Dealbreakers Talk Show #0001”, Goldberg (playing herself) addresses this when questioned by character Tracy Jordan about her Daytime Emmy: “It still counts! Girl’s gotta eat!”

Scott Rudin (born 1958) received his fourth distinct award in 2012. Between 1984 and 2012, Rudin received a total of 12 awards. Rudin is the first winner who was primarily a producer.

Academy Awards:
2007: Best Picture – No Country For Old Men

Primetime Emmy Awards:
1984: Outstanding Children’s Program – He Makes Me Feel Like Dancin’

Grammy Awards:
2012: Best Musical Theater Album – The Book of Mormon: Original Broadway Cast Recording

Tony Awards:
1994: Best Musical – Passion
2000: Best Play – Copenhagen
2002: Best Play – The Goat, or Who is Sylvia?
2005: Best Play – Doubt: A Parable
2006: Best Play – The History Boys
2009: Best Play – God of Carnage
2010: Best Revival of a Play – Fences
2011: Best Musical – The Book of Mormon
2012: Best Revival of a Play – Death of a Salesman
2014: Best Revival of a Play– A Raisin in the Sun
2015: Best Play – The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
2015: Best Revival of a Play – Skylight
2016: Best Revival of a Play– A View from the Bridge
2017: Best Revival of a Musical– Hello, Dolly!

Robert Lopez (born 1975), a songwriter, received his fourth distinct award in 2014. Between 2004 and 2014, Lopez received a total of 7 awards. Like fellow EGOT winner Whoopi Goldberg, his Emmy awards are Daytime Emmys (although he has been nominated for a competitive Primetime Emmy award). Lopez is the youngest winner to receive all four awards in competitive categories, as well as the fastest to complete his qualifying run of award wins (10 years), and has the shortest time to complete any run of wins (4 years). He received his Grammy Award for The Book of Mormon in collaboration with fellow EGOT winner Scott Rudin (among others), making them the first pair of EGOT winners to have been co-winners of the same award. Lopez is also the first person to have won the Oscar last, which he won with his wife Kristen Anderson-Lopez. He is also the second EGOT winner, behind Marvin Hamlisch, to have won multiple legs of the feat for the same work – an Oscar and a Grammy for the song “Let It Go.”

Academy Awards
2014: Best Original Song: “Let It Go” from Frozen

Daytime Emmy Awards
2008: Outstanding Achievement in Music Direction and Composition: Wonder Pets
2010: Outstanding Achievement in Music Direction and Composition: Wonder Pets

Grammy Awards
2012: Best Musical Theater Album: The Book of Mormon: Original Broadway Cast Recording
2015: Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media: Frozen
2015: Best Song Written for Visual Media: “Let It Go” from Frozen

Tony Awards
2004: Tony Award for Best Score: Avenue Q
2011: Best Book of a Musical: The Book of Mormon
2011: Best Original Score: The Book of Mormon

John Legend (born 1978), a musician and producer, received his fourth distinct award in 2018. Between 2006 and 2018, Legend received a total of 13 awards. Legend has won the most Grammy awards, 10, of any EGOT recipient. In addition to being the first black man to achieve EGOT status, Legend is the second recipient, after Marvin Hamlisch, who is primarily a musician. Legend, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice all simultaneously became EGOT recipients on September 9, 2018 when they were collectively awarded the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Variety Special (Live) for Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert.

Academy Awards

2015: Best Original Song – “Glory” from Selma

Primetime Emmy Awards

2018: Outstanding Variety Special (Live) – Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert

Grammy Awards

2006: Best New Artist 2006: Best R&B Album – Get Lifted 2006: Best Male R&B Vocal Performance – “Ordinary People” 2007: Best Male R&B Vocal Performance – “Heaven” 2007: Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals – “Family Affair” 2009: Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals – “Stay with Me (By the Sea)” 2011: Best R&B Song – “Shine” 2011: Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance – “Hang on in There” 2011: Best R&B Album – Wake Up! 2016: Best Song Written for Visual Media – “Glory”

Tony Awards:

2017: Best Revival of a Play – Jitney

Andrew Lloyd Webber (born 1948), a musical theatre composer, songwriter and producer, received his fourth distinct award in 2018. Between 1980 and 2018, Lloyd Webber received a total of 13 awards.

Academy Awards

1997: Best Original Song – “You Must Love Me” from Evita

Primetime Emmy Awards

2018: Outstanding Variety Special (Live) – Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert

Grammy Awards:1980: Best Cast Show Album – Evita 1983: Best Cast Show Album – Cats 1986: Best Contemporary Composition – Requiem

Tim Rice (born 1944), a lyricist and producer, received his fourth distinct award in 2018. Between 1980 and 2018, Rice received a total of 12 awards, and shares some of his awards with his regular collaborator Andrew Lloyd Webber.

Academy Awards

1993: Best Original Song – “A Whole New World” from Aladdin

1995: Best Original Song – “Can You Feel the Love Tonight” from The Lion King

1997: Best Original Song – “You Must Love Me” from Evita

Primetime Emmy Awards

2018: Outstanding Variety Special (Live) – Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert

Grammy Awards

1980: Best Cast Show Album – Evita

1993: Song of the Year – “A Whole New World (Aladdin’s Theme)”

1993: Best Musical Album for Children – Aladdin – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

1993: Best Song Written Specifically for a Motion Picture or Television – “A Whole New World (Aladdin’s Theme)”

2000: Best Musical Show Album – Aida

Tony Awards

1980: Best Original Score – Evita

1980: Best Book of a Musical – Evita

2000: Best Original Score – Aida

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About Erik Anderson

Erik thanks his mother for his love of all things Oscar, having watched the Academy Awards together since he was in the single digits; making lists, rankings and predictions throughout the show. This led him down the path to obsessing about awards. Much later, he found himself at GoldDerby, led by Tom O’Neill and then migrated over to Oscarwatch (now AwardsDaily), headed up by Sasha Stone before breaking off to create AwardsWatch. He is a member of the International Cinephile Society, GALECA (The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics), the International Press Academy and is the founder/owner of AwardsWatch.

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