The very best within the biz! Solely 18 stars to this point have earned probably the most coveted honor in Hollywood: the EGOT.
The awe-inspiring acronym is shorthand for Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony, the 4 highest achievements one may obtain within the leisure business. Every award represents a standout within the subject of tv (Emmy), music (Grammy), movie (Oscar) and Tony (Broadway) — and it’s an extremely uncommon feat to seize all 4. Whereas it took some celebrities practically 40-plus years to attain the EGOT, others — like John Legend and Jennifer Hudson — have achieved the distinction in simply a few a long time.
Hudson, who acquired her begin as a finalist on season 3 of American Idol — putting seventh general — is the seventeenth entertainer to get EGOT standing, scoring a Tony in June 2022 for coproducing the highly-acclaimed Broadway musical A Unusual Loop. She started her EGOT journey with one of the best supporting actress Oscar in 2007 for her star flip as Effie in Dreamgirls. She scored her first Grammy two years later and got here again for an additional golden gramophone in 2017. In 2020, she received a Daytime Emmy for her work as an government producer on the animated film Baba Yaga.
Legend, for his half, has been the recipient of 12 Grammy Awards, beginning again in 2006 and persevering with straight by way of to 2021. His subsequent cease to EGOT glory was fairly actually by way of his Academy Award-winning track “Glory,” which he took house with co-writer Frequent in 2015. Two years later, the “All of Me” singer scored a Tony for his efficiency within the Broadway revival play Jitney. He grew to become an EGOT in 2018 — the primary Black male performer to take action — when he received an Emmy for Jesus Christ Celebrity.
Among the many 17 stars to attain the highly-coveted EGOT, a number of the most well-known (along with Hudson and Legend) are Audrey Hepburn, Whoopi Goldberg and Mel Brooks. Different standouts embrace a number of Disney songwriters and composers, together with Robert Lopez — who is just not solely the youngest EGOT winner (he was 39 when he first grew to become an EGOT), thanks partly to his work on the Frozen soundtrack) however can also be the one A-lister in historical past to win a double EGOT.
Different acquainted names for Disney followers are Tim Rice (maybe most well-known for his music from The Lion King and Aladdin) and Alan Menken, who was inducted into the unique EGOT membership in 2020. (A few of his most well-known music contains The Little Mermaid, Magnificence and the Beast, Aladdin and extra.)
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