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By Kenneth Bachor
Updated: June 12, 2017 5:23 PM ET | Originally published: February 22, 2017

The elusive, prestigious EGOT—ascribed to any person who has won an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar and a Tony—has only been achieved by 12 people (not counting recipients of honorary awards, or Tracy Morgan on 30 Rock). At Sunday night’s Tony Awards, John Legend came one statue closer to becoming an EGOT recipient. If he wins an Emmy, Legend will join the esteemed company of artists like composer Richard Rogers (the first person to complete an EGOT, in 1962), Rita Moreno, Mel Brooks and Whoopi Goldberg. Below are some of the other artists who, like Legend, are just one award away from EGOT-ing.


Lin-Manuel Miranda

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Won: One Emmy, two Grammys, three Tonys

Needs: Oscar


James Earl Jones

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Won: Three Emmys, one Grammy, two Tonys

Needs: A competitive Oscar (he won an Honorary Oscar in 2011)


John Legend

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Won: Ten Grammys, one Oscar, one Tony

Needs: Emmy


Elton John

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Won: Five Grammys, one Oscar, one Tony

Needs: Emmy


Cher

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Won: One Emmy, one Grammy, one Oscar

Needs: Tony


Al Pacino

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Won: Two Emmys, one Oscar, two Tonys

Needs: Grammy


Cynthia Nixon

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Won: Two Emmys, one Grammy, one Tony

Needs: Oscar


Martin Scorsese

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Won: Three Emmys, one Grammy, one Oscar

Needs: Tony


Maggie Smith

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Won: Three Emmys, two Oscars, one Tony

Needs: Grammy


Helen Mirren

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Won: Four Emmys, one Oscar, one Tony

Needs: Grammy


Julie Andrews

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Won: Two Emmys, one competitive Grammy (and one Lifetime Achievement Grammy), one Oscar

Needs: Tony


Trey Parker and Matt Stone

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Won: Five Emmys, one Grammy, four Tonys

Needs: Oscar


Kate Winslet

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Won: One Emmy, one Grammy, one Oscar

Needs: Tony


Jessica Lange

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Won: Three Emmys, two Oscars, one Tony

Needs: Grammy


Stephen Sondheim

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Won: Eight Grammys, 12 competitive Tonys (and a Lifetime Achievement Tony), one Oscar

Needs: Emmy


Andrew Lloyd Webber

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Won: Four Grammys, one Oscar, seven Tonys

Needs: Emmy


Ellen Burstyn

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Won: Two Emmys, one Oscar, one Tony

Needs: Grammy


Vanessa Redgrave

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Won: Two Emmys, one Oscar, one Tony

Needs: Grammy


Christopher Plummer

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Won: Two Emmys, one Oscar, one Tony

Needs: Grammy


Lily Tomlin

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Won: Six Emmys, one Grammy, one competitive Tony (and one Lifetime Achievement Tony)

Needs: Oscar


Dick Van Dyke

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Won: Four Emmys, one Grammy, one Tony

Needs: Oscar


Cyndi Lauper

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Won: One Emmy, two Grammys, one Tony

Needs: Oscar


Burt Bacharach

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Won: One Emmy, seven competitive Grammys (and a Lifetime Achivement Grammy), three Oscars

Needs: Tony


Randy Newman

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Won: Three Emmys, five Grammys, two Oscars

Needs: Tony


Frances McDormand

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Won: One Emmy, one Oscar, one Tony

Needs: Grammy


Audra McDonald

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Won: One Emmy, two Grammys, six Tonys

Needs: Oscar


Harry Belafonte

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Won: One Emmy, three Grammys, one Tony

Needs: competitive Oscar (won the James Hersholt Humanitarian Award in 2014)


Jeremy Irons

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Won: Three Emmys, one Oscar, one Tony

Needs: Grammy


Geoffrey Rush

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Won: One Emmy, one Oscar, one Tony

Needs: Grammy


Barbara Streisand

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Won: Five Emmys, eight competitve Grammys (and a Grammy Legend Award and Lifetime Achievement Grammy), two Oscars

Needs: Tony


Liza Minelli

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Won: One Emmy, one Oscar, four Tonys

Needs: competitive Grammy (received a Grammy Living Legend Award in 1990)

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