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 the major American art awards. Respectively, these awards honor outstanding achievements in television, recording, film, and Broadway theatre. Achieving the EGOT has been referred to as the "grand slam" of show business. As of 2023,[update] 18 people have won a competitive EGOT, while five others have also earned the distinction with honorary or special awards.
The EGOT acronym was coined by actor Philip Michael Thomas in late 1984, when his role on Miami Vice brought him instant fame, and he stated a desire to achieve the EGOT within five years. (Thomas has yet to be nominated for any EGOT prize.) The acronym gained wider recognition following a 2009 episode of 30 Rock that introduced EGOT status as a recurring plotline.