List of EGOT winners

EGOT, an acronym for the Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony Awards, is the designation given to people who have won all four of those awards.[1][2] Respectively, these awards honor outstanding achievements in television, recording, film, and theatre.[3] Achieving the EGOT has been referred to as the "grand slam" of show business.[1][4] As of 2022, 17 people have accomplished this feat.[5]

The EGOT acronym was coined by actor Philip Michael Thomas in late 1984, when his role on the new hit show Miami Vice brought him instant fame, and he stated a desire to achieve the EGOT within five years.[6][7] Thomas has never been nominated for any of the EGOT awards.

The term gained wider recognition in the 2010s after a season-long arc in the 4th season of the sitcom 30 Rock featured the character of Tracy Jordan (portrayed by Tracy Morgan) setting out to achieve the EGOT.[8]


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