An EGOT, one of the most prestigious accomplishments in the fine arts industry, is usually attributed to people who have won an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar, and a Tony.
There are only 15 celebrities who currently have this honour, including songwriter Richard Rodgers, "West Side Story" actress Rita Moreno, actress Audrey Hepburn and most recently John Legend, who joined the iconic circle after bagging a Creative Arts Emmy in 2018 for his role as executive producer of "Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert."
However, there are 10 A-listers who are just one award away from induction into the guild.
1. Kate Winslet
Kate Winslet might be more renowned for her role in "Titanic" but she's done much more than that. Case in point, the English actress has snagged seven Oscar nominations, winning once in 2009 for "The Reader." She also has an Emmy for "Mildred Pierce" and a Grammy for "Listen to the Storyteller," a children's spoken word project. All that is left for her to achieve an EGOT status is a Tony award.
2. Jessica Lange
Celebrities who have won Oscars, Tonys, and Emmy awards and no Grammys are considered the Triple Crown of Acting. Still a great achievement, and that's a feat Jessica Lange can claim as her own. She has won Oscars for "Tootsie and Blue Sky," Emmys for "Grey Gardens," "American Horror Story," and "American Horror Story: Coven," and a Tony for "Long Day's Journey Into Night." A Grammy with her name on it will put her in the elusive circle.
3. Viola Davis
Viola Davis' portrayal of Annalise Keating in "How to Get Away With Murder" got her an Emmy, and she nabbed a Tony Award for her work in "King Hedley II" and "Fences." Consequently, she also won an Oscar for her role in the film version of "Fences." Davis only needs a Grammy to join the club.
4. Cynthia Nixon
Actress turned politician Cynthia Nixon played Miranda Hobbes for six seasons on HBO series "Sex and the City." She won a Primetime Emmy award in the final season in 2004. She took home a Grammy for lending her voice to Al Gore's audio version of his global warming book "An Inconvenient Truth." In 2006 and 2017, she won the Tony for best actress and best featured actress in a play for her roles in Rabbit Hole and The Little Foxes, respectively. All that's missing? An Oscar!
5. Elton John
With a career of over 6 decades in the music industry, there is no denying that Elton John is one the most popular vocalists of all time. He composed and sang "Can You Feel The Love Tonight" from 1994's "The Lion King." That landed him an Oscar for best original song, and his music composition for "Aida" won him a Tony. The pianist has won tons of Grammys, notably winning one for rewriting "Candle in the Wind 1997," a piece he revised to honour the late Princess Diana in 1997.
John announced he would be retiring from music at the end of his current tour but who knows if he'll have the opportunity to win an Emmy in future.
6. Martin Scorsese
Martin Scorsese has an Emmy for HBO's "Boardwalk Empire," as well as a Grammy for the music video "American Masters: No Direction Home." After five nominations without a win, he finally won an Oscar in 2006 for directing "The Departed." Scorsese is just one Tony away from joining the elite group of EGOT winners.
Cher attained fame in the mid-1960s as one-half of the iconic husband-wife pair Sonny Bono & Cher. Her Grammy didn't come until years later, in 1998, when she snagged one for "Believe." Ten years earlier, she was won an Oscar for her role in "Moonstruck." Finally, the Goddess of Pop bagged an Emmy in 2003, for her network television concert special "Cher: The Farewell Tour."
8. Jeremy Irons
Jeremy Irons, the antagonist Scar in "The Lion King" is not a stranger to Disney fans. The English actor never won an award for that iconic depiction. However, supporters of Irons himself know that he won an Academy Award for "Reversal of Fortune," two Emmys for "Elizabeth I" and "The Great War and Shaping of the 20th Century," and a Tony for "The Real Thing." Irons only need a Grammy for an EGOT.
9. Al Pacino
With a career of over 50 years, Al Pacino's home must be decorated in more trophies than he can count. The only thing missing is a Grammy. The New Yorker has an Oscar for Scent of a Woman, two Emmys for "You Don't Know Jack" and "Angels in America," and two Tonys for "The Basic Training of Pavlo Hummel" and "Does a Tiger Wear a Necktie?"
10. Julie Andrews
For a long time now, Julie Andrews has been a big part of Hollywood. Her legendary role as the titular character in 1964's "Mary Poppins" won her an Oscar. Andrews then bagged Emmys for "The Julie Andrews Hour" and "Broadway: The American Musical." She already won a Grammy in 1965 for her children's recording of "Mary Poppins," but she took home two more for "Julie Andrews's Collection of Poems, Songs, and Lullabies" and a Lifetime Achievement Award. The only thing stopping here from an EGOT? There's no Tony attached to her name.
After a botched throat surgery forced her into early retirement from singing over 2 decades ago, Andrews turned her attention to other projects. Andrews could still have an EGOT if she did a Broadway stint.