List of people who have won Academy, Emmy, Grammy, and Tony Awards

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Richard Rodgers, the first person to win an EGOT or a PEGOT (includes a Pulitzer Prize) Rodgers.jpg
Richard Rodgers, the first person to win an EGOT or a PEGOT (includes a Pulitzer Prize)

Fifteen people [1] [2] have won all four major annual American entertainment awards in a competitive, individual (non-group) category of the Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony (EGOT) Awards. Respectively, these awards honor outstanding achievements in television, recording, film, and theater. [3] Winning all four awards has been referred to as winning the "grand slam" of American show business. [4] [5]

An Emmy Award, or simply Emmy, is an American award that recognizes excellence in the television industry, and is the equivalent of an Academy Award, the Tony Award, and the Grammy Award.

Tony Award awards for live Broadway theatre

The Antoinette Perry Award for Excellence in Broadway Theatre, more commonly known as the Tony Award, recognizes excellence in live Broadway theatre. The awards are presented by the American Theatre Wing and The Broadway League at an annual ceremony in Manhattan. The awards are given for Broadway productions and performances, and an award is given for regional theatre. Several discretionary non-competitive awards are also given, including a Special Tony Award, the Tony Honors for Excellence in Theatre, and the Isabelle Stevenson Award. The awards are named after Antoinette "Tony" Perry, co-founder of the American Theatre Wing.

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The EGOT acronym was coined by actor Philip Michael Thomas in late 1984, when his role on the new hit show Miami Vice brought instant fame, stating a desire to complete his own EGOT-winning collection. [6] [7] When coining the acronym, Thomas stated that it also means "energy, growth, opportunity and talent". [8] However, he also intended that the "E" should only stand for the Primetime Emmy Award, and not a Daytime Emmy nor any of the awards presented at the other types of Emmy ceremonies. [9] Nevertheless, two of 15 people listed as EGOT winners have won only the Daytime Emmy.

Philip Michael Thomas is an American retired actor and musician. Thomas' most famous role is that of detective Ricardo Tubbs on the hit 1980s TV series Miami Vice. His first notable roles were in Coonskin (1975) and opposite Irene Cara in the 1976 film Sparkle. After his success in Miami Vice, Thomas appeared in numerous made-for-TV movies and advertisements for telephone psychic services. He served as a spokesperson for cell phone entertainment company Nextones, and supplied the voice for the character Lance Vance in the video games Grand Theft Auto: Vice City and Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories.

<i>Miami Vice</i> American television series

Miami Vice is an American television crime drama series created by Anthony Yerkovich and executive produced by Michael Mann for NBC. The series starred Don Johnson as James "Sonny" Crockett and Philip Michael Thomas as Ricardo "Rico" Tubbs, two Metro-Dade Police Department detectives working undercover in Miami. The series ran for five seasons on NBC from 1984 to 1989. The USA Network began airing reruns in 1988, and broadcast an originally unaired episode during its syndication run of the series on January 25, 1990.

The Primetime Emmy Award is an American award bestowed by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (ATAS) in recognition of excellence in American primetime television programming. First given out in 1949, the award was originally referred to as simply the "Emmy Awards" until the first Daytime Emmy Award ceremony was held in 1974 and the word "prime time" was added to distinguish between the two.

None of the 15 EGOT winners have actually won the awards in the acronym's order (first an Emmy, then a Grammy, then an Oscar, and finally a Tony), nor have they won each award to complete the EGOT before winning another (e.g. Audrey Hepburn, who won her awards in OTTETOG order). The closest person has been Robert Lopez, who won the "grand slam" in TEGO order.

Winners of all four awards

To date, fifteen individuals have won all four awards in competitive categories.

NameCompleted
(year span)
EmmyGrammyOscarTonyCompletion YearAge at time of completionCategory(s)
Richard Rodgers 1719621960 1 19451950 1 2 196259.9 yearsComposer
Helen Hayes 3 45195319771932 1 1947 1 2 197776.4 yearsActress
Rita Moreno 3 161977 1 197219611975197745.8 yearsActress/Singer
John Gielgud 301991197919811961 1 2 199187.4 yearsActor/Director
Audrey Hepburn 411993 5 1994 5 1953 2 1954 2 199463.7 years 5 Actress
Marvin Hamlisch 231995 1 1974 1 1973 1 1976199551.3 yearsComposer
Jonathan Tunick 201982198819771997199759.1 yearsComposer/Conductor
Mel Brooks 341967 1 1998 1 19682001 1 200174.9 yearsWriter/Composer/Actor
Mike Nichols 402001 1 196119671964 1 200170 yearsDirector/Comedian
Whoopi Goldberg 172002 1 2 4 198619912002200246.6 yearsComedian/Actress/Host
Scott Rudin 281984201220081994 1 201253.6 yearsProducer
Robert Lopez 6 102008 1 4 2012 1 2014 1 2004 1 201439 yearsComposer
John Legend 1220182006 1 201520172018 7 39.7 yearsSinger/Composer/Producer
Andrew Lloyd Webber 3820181980 1 2 19961980 1 2 2018 7 70.5 yearsComposer/Producer
Tim Rice 3820181980 1 1993 1 1980 1 2018 7 73.8 yearsLyricist/Producer

Notes:

^1 The artist also subsequently won one or more additional competitive awards.
^2 The artist also received one or more honorary or non-competitive awards.
^3 The artist also earned the Triple Crown of Acting, with singular (non-group/ensemble/company) acting wins in the Emmy, Oscar and Tony awards.
^4 The artist has won a Daytime Emmy Award, not a Primetime Emmy Award.
^5 The artist was awarded posthumously.
^6 The artist has subsequently achieved multiple EGOTs.
^7 Legend, Lloyd Webber, and Rice achieved their EGOTs simultaneously with their shared Emmy Award for producing Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert

<i>Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert</i> 2018 American live musical television special

Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert is an American musical television special that was broadcast live on NBC on April 1, 2018. Executive produced by Craig Zadan, Neil Meron, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Tim Rice, and Marc Platt, it was a staged concert performance of the 1970 rock opera Jesus Christ Superstar.

Including non-competitive or special

Six other artists Liza Minnelli, James Earl Jones, Barbra Streisand, Alan Menken, Harry Belafonte and Quincy Jones  – have also received all four awards, but at least one of the awards was non-competitive, i.e. special or honorary in nature (Streisand's Tony, both Jones' Oscars, Minnelli's Grammy, Menken's Emmy, and Belafonte's Oscar). [3]

Liza Minnelli American actress and singer

Liza May Minnelli is an American actress and singer. Best known for her Academy Award-winning performance in Cabaret (1972), she is noted for her energetic stage presence and her powerful Mezzo-Soprano singing voice. She is the daughter of Judy Garland and Vincente Minnelli. She is of Italian and mixed European descent.

James Earl Jones American actor

James Earl Jones is an American actor. His career has spanned more than 60 years, and he has been described as "one of America's most distinguished and versatile" actors and "one of the greatest actors in American history". Since his Broadway debut in 1957, Jones has won many awards, including a Tony Award for his role in The Great White Hope, which also earned him a Golden Globe Award and an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor in a Leading Role for the film version of the play. Jones has won three Emmy Awards, including two in the same year in 1990. He is also known for his voice roles as Darth Vader in the Star Wars film series and Mufasa in Disney's The Lion King, as well as many other film, stage and television roles.

Barbra Streisand American singer, actress, writer, film producer, and director

Barbara Joan "Barbra" Streisand is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and filmmaker. In a career spanning six decades, she has achieved success in multiple fields of entertainment and has been recognized with two Academy Awards, ten Grammy Awards including the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award and the Grammy Legend Award, five Emmy Awards including one Daytime Emmy, a Special Tony Award, an American Film Institute award, a Kennedy Center Honors prize, four Peabody Awards, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, and nine Golden Globes. She is among a small group of entertainers who have been honored with an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony Award – though only three were competitive awards – and is one of only two artists in that group who have also won a Peabody.

The following are the six artists who also have won the four major awards but not exclusively in the main competitive categories.

ArtistYears to complete1st Award2nd Award3rd Award4th Award
Barbra Streisand
6
1964Grammy1965Emmy1968Oscar1970 Special Tony Award
Liza Minnelli
25
1965Tony1972Oscar1973Emmy1990 Grammy Legend Award
James Earl Jones
42
1969Tony1977Grammy1991Emmy2011 Academy Honorary Award (Oscar)
Alan Menken
23
1989Oscar1990 Special Emmy Award 1991Grammy2012Tony
Harry Belafonte
60
1954Tony1960Emmy1961Grammy2014 Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award (Oscar)
Quincy Jones
52
1964Grammy1977Emmy1994 Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award (Oscar)2016Tony

Qualifying awards summary (competitive only)

Richard Rodgers

In 1962, Richard Rodgers became the first person to win all four awards. Rodgers.jpg
In 1962, Richard Rodgers became the first person to win all four awards.

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

Richard Rodgers American composer

Richard Charles Rodgers was an American composer of music, with over 900 songs and 43 Broadway musicals, leaving a legacy as one of the most significant composers of 20th century American music. He is best known for his songwriting partnerships with the lyricists Lorenz Hart and Oscar Hammerstein II. His compositions have had a significant impact on popular music.

The 18th Academy Awards was the first such ceremony after World War II. As a result, the ceremony featured more glamour than had been present during the war. Plaster statuettes that had been given out during the war years were replaced with bronze statuettes with gold plating. Despite this, director Billy Wilder's grim and socially significant drama The Lost Weekend took the top honors. It became the first film to win both the Academy Award for Best Picture and the Palme d'Or. Joan Crawford was absent, claiming she had pneumonia. As it turned out she did win, and the award was delivered to her while in bed that night.

The Academy Award for Best Original Song is one of the awards given annually to people working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS). It is presented to the songwriters who have composed the best original song written specifically for a film. The performers of a song are not credited with the Academy Award unless they contributed either to music, lyrics or both in their own right. The songs that are nominated for this award are performed during the ceremony and before this award is presented.

"It Might as Well Be Spring" is a song from the 1945 film State Fair. With music by Richard Rodgers and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, it won the Academy Award for Best Original Song that year.

Helen Hayes

Helen Hayes became the second person and first woman to win all four awards in 1977. HelenHayesStageDoorCanteen.jpg
Helen Hayes became the second person and first woman to win all four awards in 1977.

Helen Hayes (1900–1993), an actress, received her fourth distinct award in 1977. Between 1932 and 1980, Hayes received a total of 7 awards. She was the first woman to win all four. Hayes was also the first person to win the Triple Crown of Acting, with singular (non-group/ensemble/company) acting wins in each of the Emmy, Oscar and Tony awards, winning her third in 1953. 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 Grand Slam winner.

Rita Moreno

Rita Moreno became the third person and first Latino person to win all four awards in 1977. Rita Moreno5.jpg
Rita Moreno became the third person and first Latino person to win all four awards in 1977.

Rita Moreno (born 1931), an actress, received her fourth distinct award in 1977. Between 1961 and 1978, Moreno received a total of five awards. [10] She is also the first Hispanic winner and the first winner to win a Grammy as their second award (both previous winners won Tonys as their second award). In addition, she became a Kennedy Center Honoree in 2015.

John Gielgud

In 1991, John Gielgud became the fourth person and, at age 87, the oldest person to win all four awards. John Gielgud Allan Warren cropped.jpg
In 1991, John Gielgud became the fourth person and, at age 87, the oldest person to win all four awards.

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.

Audrey Hepburn

Audrey Hepburn became the fifth person to win all four awards, and the first to complete it posthumously. Audrey Hepburn 1956.jpg
Audrey Hepburn became the fifth person to win all four awards, and the first to complete it posthumously.

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 posthumous win at the 1993 Emmys). She is one of the only two EGOT winners (the other being Jonathan Tunick) to not win multiple awards in any of the four award fields.

Marvin Hamlisch

Marvin Hamlisch (shown with his wife Terre Blair) became the sixth person to win all four awards in 1995. He has the most Oscars of any EGOT winners. Marvin Hamlish.jpg
Marvin Hamlisch (shown with his wife Terre Blair) became the sixth person to win all four awards in 1995. He has the most Oscars of any EGOT winners.

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 Grand Slam winner to have won multiple legs of the feat for the same work – an Oscar and a Grammy for song "The Way We Were".

Jonathan Tunick

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 Grand Slam winner to have won an Emmy as their second award as well as the first to win the Tony as their fourth award. He is also the second person (after Audrey Hepburn) to not win any multiple awards in any of the four award fields.

Mel Brooks

Mel Brooks became the eighth person to win all four awards in 2001 as well as the first person to win the Emmy as the first of the four awards. Mel Brooks.jpg
Mel Brooks became the eighth person to win all four awards in 2001 as well as the first person to win the Emmy as the first of the four awards.

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. [11] Brooks was the first person to win the Emmy as the first award, and the first winner to have won his Oscar for screenwriting.

When he appeared on the January 30, 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

Mike Nichols became the ninth person to win all four awards, and had the longest timespan - fifty-one years - of all the grand slam winners. Still portrait Mike Nichols.jpg
Mike Nichols became the ninth person to win all four awards, and had the longest timespan - fifty-one years - of all the grand slam winners.

Mike Nichols (1931–2014), a director, actor and comedian, received his fourth distinct award in November 2001. Between 1961 and 2012, Nichols received a total of 15 awards. Nichols was the first slam winner 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. When counting all awards won—not just the first of each type—Nichols has the longest timespan of awards among Grand Slam winners, at 51 years.

Whoopi Goldberg

Whoopi Goldberg became the tenth winner, first winner to win two of their awards in the same year, and first African American winner, in 2002. Whoopi Goldberg at a NYC No on Proposition 8 Rally.jpg
Whoopi Goldberg became the tenth winner, first winner to win two of their awards in the same year, and first African American winner, in 2002.

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. [12] 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).

Notes: Although she has not 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

Scott Rudin (born 1958) received his fourth distinct award in 2012. Between 1984 and 2017, Rudin received a total of 18 awards making him the record holder for most awards won among the people who have won all four awards in competitive categories. Rudin is the first winner who is primarily a producer.

Robert Lopez

Robert Lopez (right, shown with Avenue Q partner Jeff Marx) became the twelfth person to win all four awards, the first Filipino and Asian and the youngest person to achieve this feat, the fastest to achieve the feat (10 years), and the only person to achieve multiple EGOTs. Robert Lopez Jeff Marx Tony Awards.jpg
Robert Lopez (right, shown with Avenue Q partner Jeff Marx) became the twelfth person to win all four awards, the first Filipino and Asian and the youngest person to achieve this feat, the fastest to achieve the feat (10 years), and the only person to achieve multiple EGOTs.

Robert Lopez (born 1975), a songwriter, received his fourth distinct award in 2014. Between 2004 and 2018, Lopez received a total of 10 awards. Like fellow EGOT winner Whoopi Goldberg, his Emmy awards are Daytime Emmys (although he has been nominated for three competitive Primetime Emmy awards). Lopez is the first Filipino and Asian to achieve this feat. He is also the youngest winner to receive all four awards in competitive categories, as well as the fastest to complete his qualifying run of EGOT award wins (10 years), and the first to complete any run of EGOT wins in under 4 years (3 years, 8 months).

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 Grand Slam 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. [13] He is also the first winner to also win the so-called "Double EGOT", winning each EGOT award twice. [14] [15]

John Legend

Legend is the first black male to reach EGOT status. John Legend by Sachyn Mital.jpg
Legend is the first black male to reach EGOT status.

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, and is the second recipient, after Marvin Hamlisch, who is primarily a musician. In addition to being the first black man to achieve EGOT status, [17] Legend is the first person to receive the four awards in four consecutive years, [18] and has the shortest time to complete any run of EGOT wins (3 years, 7 months). 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 . [19]

Andrew Lloyd Webber

Lloyd Webber in 2009. Upiorwoperze ALWebber (cropped).jpg
Lloyd Webber in 2009.

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.

Tim Rice

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.

Winners including non-competitive awards

The following artists have also received all of the four major awards. However, in each case, one of these awards has been received only in an honorary or other non-competitive category. (Streisand has not received a competitive Tony, Minnelli has not received a competitive Grammy, Menken has not received a competitive Emmy and Belafonte, James Earl Jones, and Quincy Jones have not received a competitive Oscar.)

Barbra Streisand

Barbra Streisand became the youngest winner in 1970 at the age of 28. With just seven years elapsing between her first Grammy and her Tony, she also completed the feat in the shortest amount of time of any winner. However her Tony is a non-competitive award. Barbra Streisand - 1966.jpg
Barbra Streisand became the youngest winner in 1970 at the age of 28. With just seven years elapsing between her first Grammy and her Tony, she also completed the feat in the shortest amount of time of any winner. However her Tony is a non-competitive award.

Barbra Streisand (born 1942), a singer and actress, received her fourth distinct award in 1970. Between 1963 and 2001, Streisand received a total of 18 awards. Having completed the showbiz Grand Slam at age 28, she is the youngest winner, and with just six years elapsing between her first award (a 1964 Grammy) and her final award (a 1970 Special Tony), Streisand also completed the Grand Slam in the shortest amount of time. She is also the only winner to have won an Oscar in both a music and an acting category. She is also the only winner to have won all of her competitive awards for her debut performances (her first musical album, feature film and television special, respectively). In addition, she also received the AFI Life Achievement Award, the Kennedy Center Honor, the Cecil B. DeMille Award, the National Medal of Arts, the American Society of Cinematographers Board of Governors Award, the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

  1. 1968: Best Actress in a Leading Role  Funny Girl
  2. 1976: Best Music, Song – "Evergreen (Love Theme from A Star Is Born)"
  1. 1965: Outstanding Individual Achievements in Entertainment – Actors and Performers  My Name is Barbra
  2. 1995: Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program Barbra Streisand: The Concert
  3. 1995: Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Special Barbra Streisand: The Concert
  4. 2001: Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program  Timeless: Live in Concert
  1. 2001: Outstanding Special Class Special Reel Models: The First Women of Film
  1. 1964: Best Vocal Performance, Female  The Barbra Streisand Album
  2. 1964: Album Of The Year (Other Than Classical) The Barbra Streisand Album
  3. 1965: Best Vocal Performance, Female – "People" (from the musical Funny Girl )
  4. 1966: Best Vocal Performance, Female  My Name Is Barbra
  5. 1977: Best Pop Vocal Performance, Female – "Evergreen (Love Theme from A Star Is Born)"
  6. 1977: Song Of The Year – "Evergreen (Love Theme from A Star Is Born)"
  7. 1980: Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal – "Guilty" (with Barry Gibb)
  8. 1986: Best Pop Vocal Performance, Female  The Broadway Album
  9. 1992: Special Grammy Award: Grammy Legend Award (non-competitive)
  10. 1995: Special Grammy Award: Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award (non-competitive)
  1. 1970: Special Tony Award: Star of the Decade (non-competitive)

Liza Minnelli

Liza Minnelli has each of the four awards, having won her fourth in 1990, but her Grammy is a non-competitive award. Liza Minnelli 1973 Special crop.jpg
Liza Minnelli has each of the four awards, having won her fourth in 1990, but her Grammy is a non-competitive award.

Liza Minnelli (born 1946), an actress and singer, received her fourth distinct award in 1990. Between 1965 and 2009, Minnelli received a total of 7 awards.

  1. 1972: Best Actress in a Leading Role ( Cabaret )
  1. 1973: Outstanding Single Program − Variety and Popular Music ( Liza with a 'Z'. A Concert for Television )
  1. 1990: Special Grammy Award: Grammy Legend Award (non-competitive)
  1. 1965: Best Leading Actress in a Musical ( Flora the Red Menace )
  2. 1974: Special Tony Award for "adding lustre to the Broadway season" (non-competitive)
  3. 1978: Best Leading Actress in a Musical ( The Act )
  4. 2009: Best Special Theatrical Event ( Liza's at The Palace...! )

James Earl Jones

James Earl Jones has each of the four awards, having won his fourth in 2012, but his Oscar is a non-competitive award. James Earl Jones (8516667383).jpg
James Earl Jones has each of the four awards, having won his fourth in 2012, but his Oscar is a non-competitive award.

James Earl Jones (born 1931), an actor, received his fourth distinct award in 2011. Between 1969 and 2011, Jones received a total of 7 awards.

  1. 2011: Academy Honorary Award (non-competitive)
  1. 1991: Outstanding Lead Actor − Drama Series ( Gabriel's Fire )
  2. 1991: Outstanding Supporting Actor − Miniseries or a Movie ( Heat Wave )
  1. 2000: Outstanding Performer − Children's Special ( Summer's End )
  1. 1977: Best Spoken Word Recording (Great American Documents)
  1. 1969: Best Leading Actor in a Play ( The Great White Hope )
  2. 1987: Best Leading Actor in a Play ( Fences )
  3. 2017: Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre (non-competitive)

Alan Menken

Alan Menken has won a Tony as well as multiple Grammys and Oscars. He also received an honorary award presented by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Alan Menken 2013 (cropped).jpg
Alan Menken has won a Tony as well as multiple Grammys and Oscars. He also received an honorary award presented by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences

Alan Menken (born 1949), composer and songwriter, received his fourth distinct award in 2012. Between 1989 and 2012, Menken received a total of 21 awards. He has the most Oscar wins (8) by a grand slam winner and is the second most prolific Oscar winner in the music categories after Alfred Newman. He is also notable for frequently having multiple songs from the same film nominated for major awards.

  1. 1989: Best Original Score – The Little Mermaid
  2. 1989: Best Original Song – "Under the Sea" from The Little Mermaid
  3. 1991: Best Original Score – Beauty and the Beast
  4. 1991: Best Original Song – "Beauty and the Beast" from Beauty and the Beast
  5. 1992: Best Original Score – Aladdin
  6. 1992: Best Original Song – "A Whole New World" from Aladdin
  7. 1995: Best Original Musical or Comedy Score – Pocahontas
  8. 1995: Best Original Song – "Colors of the Wind" from Pocahontas
  1. 1990: Outstanding contribution to the success of the Academy's anti-drug special for children – "Wonderful Ways to Say No" from the TV special Cartoon All-Stars to the Rescue (non-competitive)
  1. 1991: Best Recording for Children – The Little Mermaid: Original Walt Disney Records Soundtrack
  2. 1991: Best Song Written Specifically for a Motion Picture or Television – "Under the Sea" from The Little Mermaid
  3. 1993: Best Album for Children – Beauty and the Beast: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
  4. 1993: Best Instrumental Composition Written for a Motion Picture or for Television – Beauty and the Beast: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
  5. 1993: Best Song Written Specifically for a Motion Picture or Television – "Beauty and the Beast" from Beauty and the Beast
  6. 1994: Song of the Year – "A Whole New World (Aladdin's Theme)" from Aladdin
  7. 1994: Best Musical Album for Children – Aladdin: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
  8. 1994: Best Instrumental Composition Written for a Motion Picture or for Television – Aladdin: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
  9. 1994: Best Song Written Specifically for a Motion Picture or Television – "A Whole New World" from Aladdin
  10. 1996: Best Song Written Specifically for a Motion Picture or Television – "Colors of the Wind" from Pocahontas
  11. 2012: Best Song Written for Visual Media – "I See the Light" from Tangled
  1. 2012: Best Original Score – Newsies

Harry Belafonte

Belafonte has each of the four awards, but his Oscar is a non-competitive award. Harry Belafonte.jpg
Belafonte has each of the four awards, but his Oscar is a non-competitive award.

Harry Belafonte (born 1927), an actor, received his fourth distinct award in 2014. Between 1954 and 2014, Belafonte received a total of 6 awards.

  1. 2014: Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award (non-competitive)
  1. 1960: Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program (Tonight with Belafonte - The Revlon Revue)
  1. 1961: Best Performance Folk – Swing Dat Hammer
  2. 1966: Best Folk Performance – An Evening With Belafonte/Makeba
  3. 2000: Grammy Hall of Fame Award
  1. 1954: Best Featured Actor in a Musical – John Murray Anderson's Almanac

Quincy Jones

Quincy Jones received his fourth award in 2016, as a producer for the musical The Color Purple. Quincy Jones May 2014.jpg
Quincy Jones received his fourth award in 2016, as a producer for the musical The Color Purple.

Quincy Jones (born 1933), an American record producer, actor and composer, received his fourth distinct award in 2016. Between 1964 and 2016, Jones received a total of 31 awards — the highest number of awards of any grand slam winner. He has 27 Grammy Awards and a Grammy Legend Award received in 1992.

  1. 1994: Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award (non-competitive)
  1. 1977: Outstanding Music Composition for a Series (for Roots )
  1. 1964: Best Instrumental Arrangement – "I Can't Stop Loving You"
  2. 1970: Best Instrumental Jazz Performance - Large Group Or Soloist With Large Group – Walking in Space
  3. 1972: Best Pop Instrumental Performance – Smackwater Jack
  4. 1974: Best Instrumental Arrangement – "Summer in the City"
  5. 1979: Best Instrumental Arrangement – "The Wiz Main Title (Overture, Part One)"
  6. 1981: Best Instrumental Arrangement – "Dinorah, Dinorah"
  7. 1982: Producer Of The Year
  8. 1982: Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocal(s) – "Ai No Corrida"
  9. 1982: Best Arrangement On An Instrumental Recording – "Velas"
  10. 1982: Best Cast Show Album – Lena Horne: The Lady and Her Music
  11. 1982: Best R&B Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal – The Dude
  12. 1984: Producer Of The Year (Non-Classical)
  13. 1984: Best Recording For Children – E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
  14. 1984: Album Of The Year – Thriller
  15. 1984: Record Of The Year – "Beat It"
  16. 1985: Best Arrangements On An Instrumental – "Grace (Gymnastics Theme)"
  17. 1986: Best Music Video, Short Form – "We Are the World – The Video Event"
  18. 1986: Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal – "We Are the World"
  19. 1986: Record Of The Year – "We Are the World"
  20. 1991: Producer Of The Year (Non-Classical)
  21. 1991: Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocal(s) – "The Places You Find Love"
  22. 1991: Best Arrangement On An Instrumental – "Birdland"
  23. 1991: Best Jazz Fusion Performance – "Birdland"
  24. 1991: Best Rap Performance By A Duo Or Group – "Back on the Block"
  25. 1991: Album Of The Year – Back on the Block
  26. 1994: Best Large Jazz Ensemble Performance – Miles & Quincy Live at Montreux
  27. 2002: Best Spoken Word Album – Q: The Autobiography of Quincy Jones
  28. 2019: Best Music Film – Quincy
  1. 2016: Best Revival of a Musical ( The Color Purple )

Three competitive awards

The following people have each won three out of the four major entertainment awards in competitive categories. [20]

Notes

 – Person is deceased.
 – Person has been nominated at least once for a competitive category of the missing award, but has failed to win.
TC – Person joins EGOT winners Hayes and Moreno as winners of the Triple Crown of Acting, with singular (non-group/ensemble/company) acting wins in each of the Emmy, Oscar and Tony awards.
NCA – Person won a Non-Competitive Award in this category (see section above).
P – Person has won the Pulitzer Prize
  1. In 1996, Julie Andrews refused a Tony Award nomination for her role in Victor/Victoria in protest that the production received no other nominations. [21] She was also Tony-nominated for My Fair Lady and Camelot .
  2. With his 2012 Oscar win, Plummer became the oldest (82) to win the "Triple Crown Of Acting"
  3. Tony Walton is the only costume/set designer to win three different awards.
  4. Trey Parker placed second in the narrative/dramatic division of 1993's Student Academy Awards for his college short American History.

Three awards (non-competitive)

In addition to the above winners, the following people have each won three out of the four major entertainment awards in either competitive categories or non-competitive special and honorary categories.

  1. Howard Ashman †, ◊ won two competitive Oscars, five competitive Grammy Awards, and a Special Emmy Award for outstanding contribution to the success of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences' anti-drug special for children.
  2. Fred Astaire won three competitive Emmy Awards, a Special Academy Award, and a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.
  3. Robert Russell Bennett won a competitive Emmy Award, a competitive Oscar, and two Special Tony Awards.
  4. Irving Berlin won an Academy Award, a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, and a competitive Tony award.
  5. Carol Burnett won six competitive Emmy Awards, a competitive Grammy, and a Special Tony award.
  6. Walt Disney won 26 competitive Academy Awards, seven competitive Emmy Awards, and a Grammy Trustees Award.
  7. Ray Dolby won an Academy Scientific and Technical Award, two Technology & Engineering Emmy Awards, and a Special Merit/Technical Grammy Award.
  8. Judy Garland †, ◊ won an Academy Juvenile Award, two competitive Grammy Awards, and a Special Tony Award.
  9. Eileen Heckart won a competitive Academy Award, a competitive Emmy Award, and a Special Tony Award.
  10. Barry Manilow won two competitive Emmy Awards, a competitive Grammy Award, and a Special Tony Award.
  11. Steve Martin won the Honorary Academy Award, a competitive Emmy Award, and five competitive Grammy Awards.
  12. Stephen Schwartz won three competitive Oscars, three competitive Grammys and the Isabelle Stevenson Award, a non-competitive Tony Award.
  13. Bruce Springsteen won 20 competitive Grammys, a competitive Academy Award, and a Special Tony Award.
  14. Thomas Stockham won an Academy Scientific and Technical Award, a Technology & Engineering Emmy Award, and a Technical Grammy Award.
  15. Cicely Tyson won three competitive Emmy Awards, a competitive Tony Award, and an Academy Honorary Award.
  16. Eli Wallach won a competitive Tony Award, a competitive Emmy Award, and an Academy Honorary Award.
  17. Oprah Winfrey won competitive Emmy Awards, a competitive Tony Award, and the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award, a non-competitive Academy Award.

Notes

 – Person is deceased.
 – Person has been nominated at least once for a competitive category of the missing award, but has failed to win.

Four nominations

The following people have not won all four awards in competitive categories, but have received at least one nomination for each of them:

  1. Lynn Ahrens
  2. Alan Alda
  3. Woody Allen
  4. Judith Anderson
  5. Kristen Anderson-Lopez
  6. Julie Andrews
  7. Howard Ashman [note 1]
  8. Burt Bacharach
  9. Lauren Bacall
  10. Elmer Bernstein
  11. Leonard Bernstein
  12. Ralph Burns
  13. Ellen Burstyn
  14. Richard Burton
  15. Sammy Cahn
  16. Keith Carradine
  17. Diahann Carroll
  18. Glenn Close
  19. Cy Coleman
  20. Fred Ebb
  21. Henry Fonda
  22. Jane Fonda
  23. Judy Garland [note 2]
  24. Brian Grazer
  25. Joel Grey
  26. Julie Harris
  27. Katharine Hepburn
  28. Jeremy Irons
  29. Hugh Jackman
  30. James Earl Jones
  31. Quincy Jones
  32. John Kander
  33. Angela Lansbury
  34. Michel Legrand
  35. John Lithgow
  36. Kenny Loggins
  37. Steve Martin [note 3]
  38. Alan Menken
  39. Bette Midler
  40. Liza Minnelli
  41. Lin-Manuel Miranda
  42. Al Pacino
  43. Trey Parker
  44. Dolly Parton
  45. Benj Pasek
  46. Justin Paul
  47. Christopher Plummer
  48. Sidney Poitier
  49. André Previn
  50. Lynn Redgrave [note 4]
  51. Vanessa Redgrave
  52. Mark Ruffalo
  53. Adam Schlesinger
  54. Paul Scofield
  55. Marc Shaiman
  56. Paul Simon
  57. Glenn Slater
  58. Tom Snow
  59. Kevin Spacey
  60. Bruce Springsteen [note 5]
  61. Sting
  62. Barbra Streisand
  63. Meryl Streep
  64. Lily Tomlin
  65. Stanley Tucci
  66. Peter Ustinov
  67. Jimmy Van Heusen
  68. Denzel Washington
  69. James Whitmore
  70. Scott Wittman
  71. Paul Williams
  72. Hans Zimmer

Notes

 – Person is deceased.
  1. Howard Ashman was never nominated for an Emmy, but won a special Emmy Award for his contributions to Cartoon All-Stars to the Rescue .
  2. Judy Garland was never nominated for a Tony, but did receive a Special Tony Award.
  3. Steve Martin has not received an Oscar nomination, but has won an Academy Honorary Award.
  4. Lynn Redgrave is the only person to date to be nominated at least once for each of the four awards, without winning any.
  5. Bruce Springsteen has not received a Tony nomination, but received a Special Tony Award.

PEGOT

A PEGOT winner is someone who has won all four EGOT awards as well as a Pulitzer Prize. [23]

PEGOT winners:

  1. Richard Rodgers
  2. Marvin Hamlisch

People who have won a Pulitzer, and are only missing one EGOT award:

  1. Jerry Bock (missing an Oscar)
  2. Oscar Hammerstein II (missing an Emmy)
  3. Frank Loesser (missing an Emmy)
  4. Lin-Manuel Miranda (missing an Oscar)
  5. Stephen Sondheim (missing an Emmy)

Of these five, only Miranda and Sondheim are still alive as of 2019. Miranda was nominated for a 2017 Oscar for Best Original Song but did not win. [23]

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