10 celebrities who are just one award away from an EGOT

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An EGOT (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, Tony) is one of the most prestigious accomplishments in the fine arts industry.
Only 15 actors, singers, directors, and songwriters have successfully won all four.
The following 10 are individuals who are one award away from joining the club.

The prestigious EGOT — attributed to individuals who have won an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar, and a Tony — could be considered the pinnacle of success.

Currently, there are only 15 artists who have this honor, include songwriter Richard Rodgers, “West Side Story” actress Rita Moreno, actress Audrey Hepburn and most recently John Legend, who joined the elusive circle after winning a Creative Arts Emmy in 2018 for his role as executive producer of “Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert.” Currently, 15 thespians, singers and songwriters can add EGOT winner to their resume.

However, there are 10 stars who are only one honor away from initiation into the guild.

Viola Davis is just a Grammy away from an EGOT.

Viola Davis’ portrayal of Annalise Keating in “How to Get Away With Murder” landed her an Emmy, and she took home a Tony Award for her work in “King Hedley II” and “Fences.” Consequently, she also nabbed an Oscar for her role in the film version of “Fences.” The South Carolina native only needs a Grammy to join the club.

Cynthia Nixon’s EGOT status is missing the Oscar.

Actress turned gubernatorial candidate Cynthia Nixon played Miranda Hobbes for six seasons on HBO series “Sex and the City.” She earned a Primetime Emmy award in the final season in 2004. She lent her voice to Al Gore’s audio version of his global warming book “An Inconvenient Truth,” for which he took home a Grammy. In 2006 and 2017, she won the Tony for best actress and best featured actress in a play for her roles in Rabbit Hole and The Little Foxes, respectively. All that’s missing? The golden statue.

After nearly 60 years in the spotlight, Elton John has never won an Emmy.

There’s no denying that Elton John is one the most popular vocalists of all time. He penned and lent his voice to “Can You Feel The Love Tonight” from 1994’s “The Lion King.” That earned him an Oscar for best original song, and his music arrangement for “Aida” nabbed him a Tony. The pianist has quite the trophy cabinet of Grammys, notably winning one …read more

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