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.[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 2020, 16 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] 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.[8] 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.[9]

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