What is an EGOT and who’s won one?

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The X-Men and Greatest Showman actor is one award away from an EGOT

After grabbing his first Grammy for the Greatest Showman, Hugh Jackman is one award away from an EGOT… but what is one?

Don't worry if you've never heard of it before, it's an achievement that's held by only 15 people in the world!

An EGOT is a term for winning an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony Award, which is very rare.

Hugh Jackman's success at the Grammys this year means that he just has to win an Oscar (we use 'just' a bit loosely!) to be part of the exclusive list of winners.

But who is on the select list?

John Legend
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John Legend is no stranger to awards - his trophies probably need their own room by now! He won three of the list's awards (Emmy, Grammy, and Oscar) with the 2014 song Glory, and actually has 10 Grammys. All this winning is probably getting a bit boring now…

Whoopi Goldberg
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You might know her as the lead hyena in the Lion King or as Stretch in Toy Story 3, but her career has it all; she's won awards for acting, producing, comedy, and presenting. She made the EGOT list in 2002, making her the first black winner of the award.

Audrey Hepburn
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Hepburn was an actress, model, and dancer who was also very well known for her important humanitarian work. Old films like Breakfast at Tiffany's and Roman Holiday saw her rise as a style icon, and she was one of the biggest stars of her time. After being granted a Grammy in 1994, she was the first person to receive the EGOT award posthumously (after she had died in 1993).

Andrew Lloyd Webber
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Lloyd Webber is one of the most accomplished composers of our time, creating works that you might know the songs from, like Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat and Phantom of the Opera. He even has a knighthood from the Queen!

Robert Lopez
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You might not recognise his face but you'll definitely recognise his work. Lopez is a musician who composed the songs in Disney favourites Frozen and Coco. Not only was he the youngest person to tick the EGOT box, but he's the only person on the list to have won all four awards more than once!


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  • Comment number 6. Posted by U16848873

    25 Feb 2019 18:36
    I like Audrey Hepburn. She is very beautiful. I’m glad she got an EGOT, even if it was after she had died. I don’t know if Hugh Jackman will get one - maybe.
  • Comment number 5. Posted by Shiny silver flute

    18 Feb 2019 12:05
    Hugh Jackman can DEFINITELY get an EGOT!
    He deserves one!
  • Comment number 4. Posted by U17521753

    16 Feb 2019 8:05
    Hugh Jackman can definitely get an EGOT!
  • Comment number 3. Posted by U17486033

    11 Feb 2019 18:14
    Think he deserves one!!!!😺😝
  • Comment number 2. Posted by TheFandomGirl

    11 Feb 2019 18:01
    I think Hugh Jackman is amazing!
    He can do so many things - From The Greatest Showman to X men.
  • Comment number 1. Posted by EmeraldEnchantedPotato

    11 Feb 2019 17:50
    I think he will!