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The History Of the EGOT and stars who are one award away from achieving the aconym

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Source:https://www.portablepress.com/blog/2016/10/whos-next-egot/



-The story of the EGOT begins in 1984 , when actor Philip Michael Thomas (Miami Vice) gave an interview with the Associated press where he professed his goal of winning the 4 awards in 5 years. He had a gold medallion with the acronym made.In 1985 Thomas told reporters that the medallion actually stood for Energy, growth,opportunity and Talent. "Miami Vice" ended it's run in 1989, and the story of the EGOT faded into obscurity until 2009.

-On December 3,2009. "30 Rock" aired the episode "Dealbreakers Talkshow #0001". Tracy Morgan's character looks for a gift for his wife and spots the EGOT gold medallion and is told of its origin story. Tracy decides to adopt the goal for himself, and ask advice from guest star EGOT winner Whoopi Goldberg.

-By the end of 2010 the EGOT had seeped into pop culture and the quest to achieve it has grown every year since. Here is a list of some entertainers one award shy of the EGOT

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These entertainers need the Oscar to be an EGOT's


Audra McDonald

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Source:https://www.cosmopolitan.com/entertainment/celebs/g14453656/celebrities-one-away-from-egot/?slide=3#sidepanel

Source:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Audra_McDonald


-McDonald is the first actor to win 6 acting Tony awards and also the first to win in all 4 acting categories of drama and musical.She is a virtually a shoo in for a best supporting actress nomination for "Respect", Only time will tell is she becomes an EGOT on April 25.


Cynthia Nixon

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Source:https://www.cosmopolitan.com/entertainment/celebs/g14453656/celebrities-one-away-from-egot/?slide=3#sidepanel


Lin- Manuel Miranda

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Source:https://www.cosmopolitan.com/entertainment/celebs/g14453656/celebrities-one-away-from-egot/?slide=3#sidepanel

Cynthia Erivo

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Source:https://www.cosmopolitan.com/entertainment/celebs/g14453656/celebrities-one-away-from-egot/?slide=3#sidepanel

Source:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cynthia_Erivo


-The controversial actress has won the three top awards for one role in only 4 years.


These entertainers need a Grammy to become an EGOT"s

Viola Davis

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Source:https://www.cosmopolitan.com/entertainment/celebs/g14453656/celebrities-one-away-from-egot/?slide=4

Helen Mirren

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Source:https://www.cosmopolitan.com/entertainment/celebs/g14453656/celebrities-one-away-from-egot/?slide=4

Jessica Lange

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Source:https://www.cosmopolitan.com/entertainment/celebs/g14453656/celebrities-one-away-from-egot/?slide=4


Maggie Smith

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Source:https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/maggie-smith-return-london-stage-first-time-12-years-1186198




These entertainers need a Tony to become Egot's

Kate Winslet

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Source:https://www.cosmopolitan.com/entertainment/celebs/g14453656/celebrities-one-away-from-egot/?slide=4

Julie Andrews

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Source:https://www.cosmopolitan.com/entertainment/celebs/g14453656/celebrities-one-away-from-egot/?slide=4

Cher

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Source:https://www.cosmopolitan.com/entertainment/celebs/g14453656/celebrities-one-away-from-egot/?slide=4


These entertainers need an Emmy to become EGOTS

Elton John

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Source:https://www.cosmopolitan.com/entertainment/celebs/g14453656/celebrities-one-away-from-egot/?slide=4

Stephen Sondheim

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Source:https://www.cosmopolitan.com/entertainment/celebs/g14453656/celebrities-one-away-from-egot/?slide=4
Source:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stephen_Sondheim

-The famed composer and Lyricist who wrote the lyrics to the songs from"West side Story" and "Sweeney Todd" among many more, has yet to receive an Emmy award.




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