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 awards. Respectively, these awards honor outstanding achievements in television, recording, film, and theatre. Achieving the EGOT has been referred to as the "grand slam" of show business. As of 2020[update], 16 people have accomplished this feat.
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. However, he intended that the "E" should be for the Primetime Emmy Award, and not a Daytime Emmy nor any of the awards presented at the other types of Emmy ceremonies. Nevertheless, two of the 16 EGOT winners have won only the Daytime Emmy.
The term gained wider recognition in the 2010s after a series-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.