11 Entertainers Who Are Coming for the EGOT

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What’s an EGOT?
EGOT is an acronym for the four most widely coveted performing awards: Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony.

Who’s won?
To date, only 12 entertainers have won an EGOT in competition (rather than honorary awards):

Richard Rodgers
Helen Hayes
Rita Moreno
John Gielgud
Audrey Hepburn
Marvin Hamlisch
Jonathan Tunick
Mel Brooks
Mike Nichols
Whoopi Goldberg
Scott Rudin
Robert Lopez

Who’s coming for it next?
We’ve rounded up 11 contending entertainers with three of the E, G, O, and T, which is an incredible feat in its own right. But with a number of impressive projects on the horizon—some real, some hypothetical—we’ll bet it’s only a matter of time before one or more are added to the current EGOT 12.

Cher needs a Tony. The 69-year-old musical icon confirmed in October via Twitter that she’s working on a Cher musical with Tony nominee Rick Elice. It’s either that or an experimental farce inspired by her infamous tweets—we’ll take either!

Cyndi Lauper needs an Oscar. Listen, if they can send SpongeBob SquarePants to the Great White Way, they can get “Kinky Boots” to Hollywood.

Audra McDonald needs an Oscar. Luckily, she’s got several film projects coming up, including Disney’s live-action “Beauty and the Beast,” so fingers crossed!

Lin-Manuel Miranda needs an Oscar—but it’s only a matter of time before “Hamilton” hits the big screen, right?

Helen Mirren needs a Grammy, and being the world’s coolest grandma doesn’t count here, unfortunately.

Cynthia Nixon needs an Oscar. If only more people had seen her stunning performance in “James White,” a Backstage favorite!

Al Pacino needs a Grammy, and if his song-heavy 2015 role in “Danny Collins” is any indication, he’s up to the challenge.

Matt Stone and Trey Parker need an Oscar, and they’ve said they want to turn “The Book of Mormon” into a movie. It swept the Tonys—could it do it again?

Lily Tomlin needs an Oscar, for which she was a long-shot contender this year in “Grandma.”

Kate Winslet needs a Tony. Commenting on the hurdle, she recently quipped to a TimesTalks audience while promoting “Steve Jobs,” “I’ll try to win that fucker,” while devising a plan with Aaron Sorkin to write her something for the stage.

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