the Grand Slam or EGOT

With the Primetime Emmy awards being handed out this weekend I thought I might blab about the American entertainment award grand slam – the EGOT.

Individuals who have won an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar & Tony for excellence in TV, music, film and theatre.

Only 10 people have won the distinction for competive awards.

and here they are…..

1. RICHARD RODGERS (composer)


1945 : Best Song – “It Might As Well Be Spring” from State Fair.


1962 : Outstanding Achievement in Original Music – Winston Churchill-The Valiant Years


1960 : Best Show Album – The Sound Of Music

1962 : Best  Show Album – No Strings


1950 : Best Musical – South Pacific

1950 : Best Producers, Musical – South Pacific

1950 : Best Score – South Pacific

1952 : Best Musical – The King And I

1960 : Best Musical – The Sound of Music

1962 : Best Composer – No Strings

Rodgers has also received 3 special achievement Tony awards, and won the Pulitzer Prize for drama for South Pacific (1950).

2.  HELEN HAYES (actress)


1932 : Best Actress in a Leading Role – The Sin Of Madelon Claudet.

1970 : Best Actress in a Supporting Role – Airport.


1953 : Best Actress – Schiltz Playhouse Of Stars episode “Not a Chance”.


1976 : Best Spoken Word Recording – Great American Documents.


1947 : Best Actress, Dramatic – Happy Birthday

1958 : Best Actress, Dramatic – Time Remembered

Helen Hayes has also received a special Tony award.

3.  RITA MORENO (actress)


1961 : Best Actress in a Supporting Role – West Side Story


1977 : Outstanding Continuing or Single Performance by a Supporting Actress in Variety or Music – The Muppet Show

1978 : Outstanding Lead Actress for a Single Appearance in a Drama or Comedy Series – The Rockford Files episode The Paper Palace.


1972 : Best Recording For Children – The Electric Company.


1975 : Best Featured Actress in a Play – The Ritz

Rita Moreno has also won a Golden Globe.

4.  JOHN GIELGUD (actor)


1981 :  Best Actor in a Supporting Role – Arthur


1991 : Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Special – Summer’s Lease


1979 : Best Spoken Word Documentary or Drama – Ages Of Man


1961 : Best Director of a Drama – Big Fish, Little Fish

John Gielgud has also won a special Tony award, and won 2 Golden Globes.

5. AUDREY HEPBURN (actress)


1953 : Best Actress in a Leading Role – Roman Holiday


1993 : Outstanding Individual Achievement, Informational Programming – Gardens Of The World With Audrey Hepburn


1994 : Best Spoken Word Album for Children – Audrey Hepburn’s Enchanted Tales


1954 : Best Actress in a Drama – Ondine

Audrey Hepburn has also won a special Oscar & Tony, and a Golden Globe.

6. MARVIN HAMLISCH (composer)


1973: Best Music, Original Dramatic Score – The Way We Were

1973: Best Music, Original Song – The Way We Were

1973: Best Music, Scoring Original Song Score and/or Adaptation – The Sting


1995 : Outstanding Individual Achievement in Music Direction – Barbra Streisand: The Concert

1995 : Outstanding Individual Achievement in Music and Lyrics – Barbra Streisand: The Concert

1999 : Outstanding Music and Lyrics – AFI’s 100 Years…100 Movies

2001 : Outstanding Music Direction – Timeless: Live In Concert


1974: Song Of The Year – The Way We Wee

1974: Best New Artist Of The Year

1974: Best Pop Instrumental Performance – The Entertainer

1974: Album Of Best Original Score Written For A Motion Picture Or A Television Special – The Way We Were


1976 : Best Musical Score – A Chorus Line

Marvin Hamlisch has also won a Pulitzer prize for drama (A Chorus Line), and 2 Golden Globes.

7. JONATHAN TUNICK (orchestrator, composer)


1977 : Best Music, Original Song Score and Its Adaptation or Best Adaptation Score – A Little Night Music


1982 : Outstanding Achievement in Music Direction – Night of 100 Stars


1988 : Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocals – “No One Is Alone”, Cleo Laine


1997 : Best Orchestrations -Titanic

8. MEL BROOKS (actor, writer, director)


1968 : Best Writing, Story and Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen – The Producers.


1967 : Outstanding Writing Achievement in Variety – The Sid Caesar, Imogene Coca, Cal Reiner, Howard Morris Special

1997 : Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series – Mad About You

1998 : Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series – Mad About You

1999 : Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series – Mad About You


1998 : Best Spoken Comedy Album – The 2000 Year Old Man In The Year 2000

2002 : Best Long Form Music Video – Recording ‘The Producers’: A Musical Romp with Mel Brooks

2002 : Best Musical Show Album – The Producers


2001 : Best Book of a Musical – The Producers

2001 : Best Original Score – The Producers

2001 : Best Musical – The Producers

9. WHOOPI GOLDBERG (actress)


1990 : Best Supporting Actress, Ghost

Emmy (daytime)

2002 : Outstanding Special Class Special – Beyond Tara: The Extraordinary Life of Hattie McDaniel (Host)

2009 : Outstanding Talk Show Host – The View  (Co-Host)


1985 : Best Comedy Recording – Whoopi Goldberg—Original Broadway Show Recording


2002 : Best Musical, Thoroughly Modern Millie (Co-Producer)

Whoopi Goldberg is also two-time Golden Globe winner, and has won a special Emmy award.

10. MIKE NICHOLS  (director)


1967 : Best Director – The Graduate


2001 : Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special – Wit

2001 : Outstanding Made for Television Movie – Wit as Executive Producer

2004 : Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special – Angels In America

2004 : Outstanding Miniseries – Angels in America as Executive Producer


1961 : Best Comedy Performance – An Evening With Mike Nichols And Elaine May


1964 : Best Director, Dramatic – Barefoot in the Park

1965 : Best Director, Dramatic – Luv and The Odd Couple

1968 : Best Director, Dramatic – Plaza Suite

1972 : Best Director, Dramatic – The Prisoner of Second Avenue

1977 : Best Musical – Annie as Producer

1984 : Best Director, Play – The Real Thing

1984 : Best Play – The Real Thing as Producer

2005 : Best Director, Musical – Monty Python’s Spamalot

Mike Nichols has also won a Golden Globe.


Awaiting an Oscar

Harry Belafonte, James Earl Jones, Cynthia Nixon, Marc Shaiman, Lily Tomlin, Martin Charnin, Charles Strouse, Julie Harris, Dick Van Dyke.

Awaiting an Emmy.

Stephen Sondheim, Elton John, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Tim Rice.

Awaiting a Grammy.

Ellen Burstyn, Jeremy Irons, Al Pacino, Vanessa Redgrave, Scott Rudin, Geoffrey Rush, Maggie Smith, Tony Walton (highly unlikely as he is a designer)

Awaiting a Tony.

Julie Andrews, Burt Bacharach, Alan & Marilyn Bergman, Cher, Randy Newman, Michael Giacchino, John Williams, Robin Williams.



Filed under Awards, movies, Theatre, TV

2 responses to “the Grand Slam or EGOT

  1. Wanda

    Fascinating. Only you, Babs, would know this kind of thing. And what an elite group they are. The creme de la creme…

  2. Pingback: Glenn vs Meryl | BABS BLABS – In My Own Opinion

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