Who Will Win an EGOT Next? Movieline Ranks the Top 5 Candidates

On 30 Rock, Tracy Jordan won an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar, and a Tony with such swiftness that we almost forgot how impressive such a feat is. The entertainment award "Grand Slam" has only been given to a select group that includes Mel Brooks, Helen Hayes, Whoopi Goldberg, Barbra Streisand and Liza Minnelli. To put it another way, the entertainment industry is long overdue for another performer to enter the EGOT annals, and this Sunday's Oscars has us pondering the qualified applicants. Here are Movieline's top five prospects who've each earned three of the four necessary trophies.


5. Cynthia Nixon

E: Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy, Sex and the City, Guest Actress, Law and Order SVU

G: Best Spoken Word Album, An Inconvenient Truth (with Beau Bridges and Blair Underwood)

O: N/A

T: Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play, Rabbit Hole

Do you love that you can win a Grammy for reading a book? You don't even have to write it. I know I deserved an award when I read Pride and Prejudice in high school. Without discrediting Ms. Nixon's fine phonics skills, it's fair to say she's already nabbed the award that would logically most elude her: The Grammy. She's the kind of actress who critics love to praise, one who plays intelligent, harried, headstrong women. Have you looked at all five Best Actress candidates this year? They all qualify (except for Michelle Williams, who just sticks to harried). Nixon will undoubtedly score more high-profile film roles in the future, and I suspect that Oscar glory is within her crosshairs.

Suggested role: A devastating biopic portrayal of Ann Coulter.

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  • ChipC says:

    Bat Masterson? That should be Sky.

  • Louis Virtel says:

    Oh, you are so right. Thank you.

  • skimpyshorts says:

    I have to beg to differ about Robin Williams playing the same characters all the time. He most certainly does not. Watch Awakenings, Good Will Hunting and Mrs. Doubtfire, and then try to make that argument again. Is he a manic goofball? Yes. Does he do it in every single performance? No.

  • Swoop says:

    Rita Moreno

  • Chris says:

    My money is on Kate Winslet. Already has a Grammy (Best spoken word album. Was this catagory made just so actors could win Grammys?) and an Oscar. Will surely get the Emmy this year for Mildred Pierce. That just leaves a Tony which I'm sure is in her sights.

  • jon_Shoe says:

    I actually think Marcia Gay Harden is close ... if Cynthia Nixon can get a Grammy, so can she, and really, an Emmy is within anyone's reach ... she's won the ones that are hard to get

  • Citizen Bitch says:

    why stop at four? who is the next PEGOT? Or PENGOT? (Pulitzer and Nobel).

  • stolidog says:

    Should be TEGOR (Tony, Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, Razzie)...Go Sandy!

  • Louis Virtel says:

    CATEGOE- Cable Ace, Tony, Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, Eurovision songwriting contest. Go... Bill Maher?

  • Ty Lieberman says:

    RANDY NEWMAN - for "Pixar on Stage" in 2014

  • Anonymous says:

    You know who's tantalizingly close to an EGOT? Documentarian Alex Gibney. I think he has an Oscar, Emmy, Grammy, and just lacks a Tony... shame nothing happened with Enron the Musical!