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30 Artists You Didn’t Know Are Super Close to an EGOT

Updated: Jun 12, 2017 5:23 PM ET | Originally published: Feb 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 15 people who are EGOT winners (not counting recipients of honorary awards, or Tracy Morgan on 30 Rock). John Legend just got the statue he needed to become an EGOT winner. He won Outstanding Variety Special (Live) for Creative Arts Emmy Awards a the 2018 Creative Arts Emmy Awards, and became the first black man to achieve this status. Though Legend, at 39, is among the youngest EGOT winners, he is not actually the youngest. That distinction goes to songwriter Robert Lopez, who achieved EGOT status at age 38. He achieved EGOT status alongside Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber.

He joined 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 artists are "almost egot winners" also known as, just one award away from becoming an EGOT winner.

Lin-Manuel Miranda
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Lin-Manuel Miranda

Won: One Emmy, two Grammys, three Tonys

Needs: Oscar

James Earl Jones
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James Earl Jones

Won: Three Emmys, one Grammy, two Tonys

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

Elton John
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Elton John

Won: Five Grammys, one Oscar, one Tony

Needs: Emmy

Cher
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Cher

Won: One Emmy, one Grammy, one Oscar

Needs: Tony

Al Pacino
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Al Pacino

Won: Two Emmys, one Oscar, two Tonys

Needs: Grammy

Cynthia Nixon
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Cynthia Nixon

Won: Two Emmys, one Grammy, one Tony

Needs: Oscar

Martin Scorsese
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Martin Scorsese

Won: Three Emmys, one Grammy, one Oscar

Needs: Tony

Maggie Smith
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Maggie Smith

Won: Three Emmys, two Oscars, one Tony

Needs: Grammy

Helen Mirren
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Helen Mirren

Won: Four Emmys, one Oscar, one Tony

Needs: Grammy

Julie Andrews
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Julie Andrews

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

Needs: Tony

Trey Parker and Matt Stone
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Trey Parker and Matt Stone

Won: Five Emmys, one Grammy, four Tonys

Needs: Oscar

Kate Winslet
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Kate Winslet

Won: One Emmy, one Grammy, one Oscar

Needs: Tony

Jessica Lange
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Jessica Lange

Won: Three Emmys, two Oscars, one Tony

Needs: Grammy

Stephen Sondheim
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Stephen Sondheim

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

Needs: Emmy

Andrew Lloyd Webber
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Andrew Lloyd Webber

Won: Four Grammys, one Oscar, seven Tonys

Needs: Emmy

Ellen Burstyn
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Ellen Burstyn

Won: Two Emmys, one Oscar, one Tony

Needs: Grammy

Vanessa Redgrave
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Vanessa Redgrave

Won: Two Emmys, one Oscar, one Tony

Needs: Grammy

Christopher Plummer
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Christopher Plummer

Won: Two Emmys, one Oscar, one Tony

Needs: Grammy

Lily Tomlin
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Lily Tomlin

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

Needs: Oscar

Dick van Dyke
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Dick Van Dyke

Won: Four Emmys, one Grammy, one Tony

Needs: Oscar

Cyndi Lauper
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Cyndi Lauper

Won: One Emmy, two Grammys, one Tony

Needs: Oscar

Burt Bacharach
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Burt Bacharach

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

Needs: Tony

Randy Newman
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Randy Newman

Won: Three Emmys, five Grammys, two Oscars

Needs: Tony

Frances McDormand
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Frances McDormand

Won: One Emmy, one Oscar, one Tony

Needs: Grammy

Audra McDonald
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Audra McDonald

Won: One Emmy, two Grammys, six Tonys

Needs: Oscar

Harry Belafonte
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Harry Belafonte

Won: One Emmy, three Grammys, one Tony

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

Jeremy Irons
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Jeremy Irons

Won: Three Emmys, one Oscar, one Tony

Needs: Grammy

Geoffrey Rush
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Geoffrey Rush

Won: One Emmy, one Oscar, one Tony

Needs: Grammy

Barbra Streisand
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Barbara Streisand

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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Liza Minelli

Won: One Emmy, one Oscar, four Tonys

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

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