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    Only 17 People Have Ever Achieved "EGOT Status," Plus 17 Others Who Are Soooo Very Close

    I just really need Cher to get on Broadway and get that EGOT already.

    Last night, Jennifer Hudson became *only* the 17th person in history to achieve the elusive EGOT.

    For those who don't know, "achieving an EGOT" is when you win an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony.

    Jennifer reacting excitedly with her Tony Award

    There are a bunch of people who are SUPER close to their own EGOT, so let's look at who has done it already and who is only one away from the elusive honor.

    1. We'll start with our newest EGOT'er, Jennifer Hudson

    She achieved her EGOT in 2022 by winning a Tony for producing A Strange Loop.

    Celeb that is sooo close to an EGOT: Cher

    She just needs a Tony.

    2. EGOT'er: Whoopi Goldberg

    Whoopi achieved her EGOT in 2002 when she won a Tony.

    Sooo close to an EGOT: Julie Andrews

    She just needs to win a Tony.

    3. EGOT'er: Audrey Hepburn

    She achieved her EGOT in 1994 posthumously when she won a Grammy.

    Sooo close to an EGOT: Cynthia Nixon

    She just needs an Oscar.

    4. EGOT'er: Richard Rodgers

    According to Billboard, Richard became the first person to ever achieve an EGOT when he won an Emmy for composing in 1962.

    Sooo close to an EGOT: James Earl Jones

    He just needs an Oscar.

    5. EGOT'er: Marvin Hamlisch

    The composer achieved his EGOT in 1995.

    Sooo close to an EGOT: Billy Porter

    He just needs an Oscar.

    6. EGOT'er: Mel Brooks

    Mel completed his EGOT in 2001 with a Tony.

    Sooo close to an EGOT: Barbra Streisand

    She just needs a Tony.

    7. EGOT'er: Scott Rudin

    The producer achieved his EGOT in 2012.

    Sooo close to an EGOT: Maggie Smith

    She only needs a Grammy.

    8. EGOT'er: Mike Nichols

    The director completed his EGOT in 2001 with an Emmy.

    Sooo close to an EGOT: Ben Platt

    He just needs an Oscar.

    9. EGOT'er: John Legend

    John achieved his EGOT in 2018 when he won an Emmy.

    Sooo close to an EGOT: Helen Mirren

    She just needs a Grammy.

    10. EGOT'er: Jonathan Tunick

    The composer completed his EGOT in 1997 with a Tony.

    Sooo close to an EGOT: Viola Davis

    She just needs a Grammy.

    11. EGOT'er: John Gielgud

    The actor completed his EGOT in 1991 with an Emmy.

    Sooo close to an EGOT: Cyndi Lauper

    She just needs an Oscar.

    12. EGOT'er: Helen Hayes

    She completed her EGOT in 1977 with a Grammy.

    Sooo close to an EGOT: Kate Winslet

    She just needs a Tony.

    13. EGOT'er: Rita Moreno

    She completed her EGOT in 1977 with an Emmy.

    Sooo close to an EGOT: Bette Midler

    She just needs an Oscar.

    14. EGOT'er: Tim Rice

    The lyricist achieved his EGOT in 2018 with an Emmy.

    Sooo close to an EGOT: Al Pacino

    He just needs to win a Grammy.

    15. EGOT'er: Alan Menken

    He achieved his EGOT in 2020 with an Emmy.

    Sooo close to an EGOT: Common

    He just needs a Tony.

    16. EGOT'er: Robert Lopez

    According to Variety, in 2018 he became the first ever double EGOT winner (meaning he's won each award at least twice).

    Sooo close to an EGOT: Cynthia Erivo

    She just needs an Oscar.

    17. EGOT'er: Andrew Lloyd Webber

    He achieved his EGOT in 2018 with an Emmy.

    Sooo close to an EGOT: Lin-Manuel Miranda

    He just needs an Oscar.