The biggest honor in entertainment isn't TV's Emmy, Broadway's Tony, music's Grammy, or even film's Oscar. It's all four together: the EGOT.
That grand combination of Hollywood's greatest performance prizes is called the EGOT, an acronym representing all four of the above awards. It's a rare and amazing feat. Arguably, it's the only actual measurement of an all-around performer. It's also referred to as "the Grand Slam" of American entertainment.
Common Got: An Oscar for "Glory" in Selma, an Emmy for "Letter to the Free" in 13th, and three Grammys for "Love of My Life (an Ode to Hip Hop)," "Southside" and "Glory" Needs: A Tony Helen Mirren Got: An Oscar for The Queen; four Emmys for Prime Suspect: The Final Act, Elizabeth I, The Passion Of Ayn Rand, and Prime Suspect: Scent Of Darkness and a Tony for The Audience Needs: A Grammy Frances McDormand Got: Two Oscars for Fargo and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, two Emmys for Olive Kitteridge, and a Tony for Good People Needs: A Grammy Hugh Jackman Got: An Emmy for hosting the 58th Annual Tony Awards, two Tonys for The Boys From Oz and a Special Tony Award, and a Grammy for The Greatest Showman Needs: An Oscar Christopher Plummer Got: Two Emmys for The Moneychangers NBC World Premiere The Big Event and Madeline, two Tonys for Barrymore and Cyrano, and an Oscar for Beginners Needs: A Grammy Viola Davis Got: An Oscar for Fences, two Tonys for Fences and King Hedley II and an Emmy for How to Get Away With Murder Needs: A Grammy Ron Howard Got: Two Oscars for A Beautiful Mind, a Grammy for The Beatles: Eight Days A Week The Touring Years film, and two Emmys for Arrested Development and From Earth to the Moon. He was also one of the Television Academy's 2013 Hall of Fame honorees. Needs: A Tony Bette Midler Got: Three Emmys for Bette Midler: Ol' Red Hair Is Back, Bette Midler: Diva Las Vegas and her performance on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson; three Grammys for Best New Artist, "The Rose" and "Wind Beneath My Wings"; and two Tonys Hello, Dolly! and a Special Tony Award Needs: An Oscar Cyndi Lauper Got: An Emmy for Mad About You, Two Grammys for Best New Artist and Kinky Boots, and a Tony for Kinky Boots Needs: An Oscar Dick Van Dyke Got: Four Emmys for The Dick Van Dyke Show and Van Dyke and Company (plus a Hall of Fame honor), a Grammy for Mary Poppins, and a Tony for Bye, Bye Birdie Needs: An Oscar Lily Tomlin Got: Six Emmys for Lily, Lily Tomlin, The Paul Simon Special, Lily: Sold Out and An Apology to Elephants; a Grammy for This Is A Recording; and two Tonys for The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe and Lifetime Achievement Needs: An Oscar Vanessa Redgrave Got: Two Emmys for Playing for Time and If These Walls Could Talk 2, Oscar for Julia, and a Tony for Long Day's Journey Into Night Needs: A Grammy Ellen Burstyn Got: Two Emmys for Law & Order: SVU and Political Animals, Oscar for Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore, and a Tony for Same Time, Next Year Needs: A Grammy Maggie Smith Got: Four Emmys for My House in Umbria and Downton Abbey, two Oscars for The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie and California Suite, and a Tony for Lettice and Lovage Needs: A Grammy Jessica Lange Got: A Tony for Long Day's Journey Into Night, two Oscars for Tootsie and Blue Sky and three Emmys for Grey Gardens and American Horror Story Needs: A Grammy Kate Winslet Got: A Grammy for Listen to the Storyteller, an Oscar for The Reader, and an Emmy for Mildred Piece Needs: A Tony Julie Andrews Got: Two Grammys for Julie Andrews's Collection of Poems, Songs and Lullabies and Mary Poppins (plus a Lifetime Achievement Award), an Oscar for Mary Poppins, and two Emmys for The Julie Andrews Hour and Broadway: The American Musical Needs: A Tony Geoffrey Rush Got: An Oscar for Shine, a Tony for Exit the King, an Emmy for The Life and Death of Peter Sellers Needs: A Grammy Al Pacino Got: Two Emmys for You Don't Know Jack and Angels in America, two Tonys for The Basic Training of Pavlo Hummel and Does a Tiger Wear a Necktie? and an Oscar for Scent of a Woman Needs: A Grammy Jeremy Irons Got: A Tony for The Real Thing; three Emmys for Game of Lions, Elizabeth I and The Great War and Shaping of the 20th Century; and an Oscar for Reversal of Fortune Needs: A Grammy Cher Got: A Grammy for "Believe," an Oscar for Moonstruck, and an Emmy for Cher: The Farewell Tour Needs: A Tony Martin Scorsese Got: Three Emmys for Boardwalk Empire and George Harrison: Living in the Material World, a Grammy for No Direction Home an Oscar for The Departed Needs: A Tony Elton John Got: An Oscar for "Can You Feel the Love Tonight," Tony for Aida and five Grammys (as well as a Legend Award) Needs: An Emmy Cynthia Nixon Got: A Grammy for An Inconvenient Truth, two Tonys for Rabbit Hole and Lillian Hellman's The Little Foxes, and two Emmys for Sex and the City and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Needs: An Oscar