Celebrities Who Are Just One Award Shy of Earning the Title of EGOT

Winning one Emmy, Grammy, Oscar or Tony is a huge achievement — and these stars are one away from having won them all

01 of 18

Adele

Adele wins Emmy Award
Adele/Instagram

needs a Tony, having won multiple Grammys, an Oscar for her James Bond theme "Skyfall" and most recently, an Emmy in the outstanding variety special (pre-recorded) category for her television event Adele: One Night Only.

02 of 18

Eminem

Eminem
ARTURO HOLMES via Getty Images

needs a Tony, after picking up an Emmy in 2022 for best variety special (live) for the Super Bowl halftime show and already boasting 15 Grammys and one Oscar, for 8 Mile's "Lose Yourself."

03 of 18

Paul McCartney

Paul McCartney Life in Pics
Keith Birmingham/getty

needs a Tony; he is an 18-time Grammy Award winner and one-time Oscar winner thanks to The Beatles, and picked up a 2022 Emmy Award as a producer on the documentary The Beatles: Get Back.

04 of 18

Ringo Starr

Ringo Starr Life in Pics
RB/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images

needs a Tony; he is a nine-time Grammy Award winner and one-time Oscar winner thanks to The Beatles, and picked up a 2022 Emmy Award as a producer on the documentary The Beatles: Get Back.

05 of 18

Lin-Manuel Miranda

Lin-Manuel Miranda
Lin-Manuel Miranda. Jerod Harris/Getty

needs an Oscar, having already won an Emmy for outstanding original music and lyrics for the song "Bigger!" at the 67th annual Tony Awards, three Grammys (best song written for visual media for Moana, best musical theater album for Hamilton and In the Heights) and three Tonys: two for Hamilton and one for In the Heights.

06 of 18

Kate Winslet

Kate Winslet
Rich Fury/Getty Images

needs a Tony, having already earned an Oscar for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in The Reader, an Emmy for outstanding lead actress in a limited or anthology series or movie in Mildred Pierce and a Grammy for best spoken word album for children for Listen to the Storyteller.

07 of 18

Common

Rapper Common during an interview on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
Kristen Hurlock-Jones/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images

needs a Tony, having already won an Oscar for Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures with the song "Glory" for the film Selma, an Emmy for outstanding original music and lyrics for the song "Letter to the Free" for the documentary 13th and Grammys for best song written for visual media ("Glory"), best rap performance by a duo or group ("Southside") and best R&B song ("Love of My Life").

08 of 18

Elton John

Elton John performs at Mission Estate on February 06, 2020 in Napier, New Zealand
Elton John. Kerry Marshall/Getty Images

needs an Emmy, having already won two Oscars, one for Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures for Rocketman and one for Best Music for The Lion King, a Tony for best original score for Aida and five Grammys, including the Grammy Legend Award.

09 of 18

Viola Davis

viola davis
Jake Chessum

needs a Grammy, having already won an Oscar for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role for Fences, an Emmy for outstanding lead actress in a drama series for How to Get Away with Murder and Tonys for King Hedley II and the Broadway production of Fences.

10 of 18

Bette Midler

bette midler
Mark Sagliocco/WireImage

needs an Oscar, having already won Emmys for outstanding performance in a variety or music program, Grammys for best new artist, best pop vocal performance (for "The Rose") and record of the year (for "Wind Beneath My Wings), a Tony for best actress in a musical (Hello, Dolly!) and the Special Tony Award for her contributions to Broadway.

11 of 18

Cynthia Erivo

Cynthia Erivo
Pietro D'Aprano/Getty

needs an Oscar, having already won an Emmy, a Grammy and a Tony for The Color Purple.

12 of 18

Jessica Lange

Image
Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Tony Awards Productions

needs a Grammy, having already won two Oscars (Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress), three Emmys and a Tony for best leading actress in a play for Long Day's Journey Into Night.

13 of 18

Cyndi Lauper

VMA Arrivals
ANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty

needs an Oscar, having already won two Grammys, an Emmy for outstanding guest actress in a comedy series for Mad About You and a Tony for best original score for Kinky Boots.

14 of 18

Billy Porter

BILLY PORTER
Jeff Neira via Getty Images

needs an Oscar, having already won an Emmy for Pose, a Grammy for his contributions to the Kinky Boots original Broadway cast album and a Tony for actor in a musical for Kinky Boots.

15 of 18

Helen Mirren

helen mirren
Helen Mirren. SC Pool - Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images

needs a Grammy, having already won an Oscar for Best Actress for The Queen, four Emmys and a Tony for best actress in a play for The Audience.

16 of 18

Al Pacino

73rd British Academy Film Awards, Arrivals, Fashion Highlights, Royal Albert Hall, London, UK - 02 Feb 2020
David Fisher/BAFTA/Shutterstock

needs a Grammy, having already won a Best Actor Oscar for Scent of a Woman, two Emmys in the outstanding lead actor category and two Tonys: one for best featured actor in a play (Does a Tiger Wear a Necktie?) and best leading actor in a play (The Basic Training of Pavlo Hummel).

17 of 18

Martin Scorsese

Martin Scorsese
Martin Scorsese. Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty

needs a Grammy, having already won a Best Director Oscar for The Departed, a best long form music video Grammy for No Direction Home and three Emmys: one for Boardwalk Empire and two for George Harrison: Living in the Material World.

18 of 18

Ben Platt

Ben Platt attends The 2021 Met Gala Celebrating In America: A Lexicon Of Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art on September 13, 2021 in New York City.
Mike Coppola/Getty

needs an Oscar, as he has a Daytime Emmy, Grammy and Tony Award all for his work in Dear Evan Hansen.

Related Articles