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EXCLUSIVE “EGOT”

It’s show business’s ultimate accomplishment: winning an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar & Tony.

Only 15 people in history have done it…
3 of them did so last night.

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John Legend, Andrew Lloyd Webber & Tim Rice achieved “EGOT” status each winning an Emmy for Jesus Christ Superstar Live.

Webber & Rice won an Oscar for Evita, multiple Grammys & Tonys.

Legend has won 10 Grammys, an Oscar for his song in Selma & a Tony for co-producing Jitney.

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A “Miami Vice” Connection

“EGOT” became a thing after Philip Michael Thomas (a.k.a. Detective Rico Tubbs) pronounced his plan to win all 4 awards within 5 years.

He even emblazoned a gold medallion with “EGOT” and wore it.

That was back in 1984. He has not won any of the awards – or been nominated.

 

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Who’s Got an EGOT?

  • Robert Lopez: The Book of Mormon & Frozen songwriter has double EGOT status with 2 of each. Lopez & Legend are the youngest to achieve EGOT status.
  • Richard Rodgers: Composer of Hammerstein fame was 1st EGOT.
  • Audrey Hepburn: Only posthumous EGOT.
  • Whoopi Goldberg: 1st Black EGOT.
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There are 5 others with "unofficial" EGOT status: those who won thanks to an honorary award vs. in competition with others. For more on who has accomplished the impressive EGOT feat, read on here.

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John Legend is also nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for outstanding actor for Jesus Christ Superstar. The 70th Primetime Emmy Awards airs on Monday, September 17th.