It is now well into the award show season, and for some people, this means only one thing: making predictions about who will come out on top in the various major categories. The EGOT, which is an acronym that stands for Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony, is regarded as Hollywood's "grand slam" of awards; however, only a select group of well-known individuals have been able to achieve this level of success.
Jennifer Hudson, Audrey Hepburn, Whoopi Goldberg, and Mel Brooks are just a few of the well-known people mentioned here. Viola Davis is the only person who is currently on the verge of completing her EGOT, and she is very close to achieving this goal. Viola Davis has won an Emmy, a Golden Globe, an Oscar, and an Academy Award.
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Viola Davis has been nominated for a Grammy this year, and she is in the running for the award for best audio book, narration, and storytelling recording at the 2023 ceremony. Due to this nomination, she is now eligible to compete for a Grammy. At this point, all that is required to complete her EGOT is a win at the Grammy Awards.
Philip Michael Thomas, an actor who rose to fame for his role in the television show "Miami Vice," is generally regarded as the person who is credited with being the first person to use the term "EGOT." Even though Thomas did not end up winning any of the awards, he is still given credit for coming up with the idea, and this is done in spite of the fact that he did not win any of them. Richard Rodgers is the very first person in the annals of human history to fulfil all five requirements for the EGOT.
In 1962, he was awarded an Emmy for the original music that he composed for the television show "Winston Churchill: The Valiant Years," which was ultimately responsible for him being given the title. Richard Rodgers is the very first person in the annals of human history to fulfil all five requirements for the EGOT. Only one person in the annals of humankind, the songwriter Robert Lopez, has ever been honoured with all four EGOT distinctions on two separate occasions.
When he won the Academy Award for Best Original Song in 2018 for the song "Remember Me," which was featured in the film "Coco," he made history. With this victory, he became the first person in history to win at least twice in each of the categories, making him the only person to ever accomplish this feat. The only person in the annals of human history to have ever accomplished the EGOT on two separate occasions is Lopez.
In the meantime, a number of famous people are getting ready to make the most of their time in the spotlight and complete all five EGOT requirements. They are poised and ready to seize the opportunity when it presents itself.
Oscars are the only thing preventing stars like Cynthia Erivo and Lin-Manuel Miranda from taking home the trophy, while others like Taylor Swift, Adele, Lizzo, and H.E.R. are already well on their way there. Erivo and Miranda have been nominated for Oscars in the past. My curiosity has been piqued, and I am eager to find out who else is also making progress. Keep reading in order to bolster your existing knowledge with new information.