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Stars Who Are Close to an EGOT

Who will join the club next?

Lin-Manuel Miranda
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Lin-Manuel Miranda

Won: Three Tonys (most recent 2016), three Grammys (most recent 2018), one Emmy (Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics for "Bigger!" from the 67th Tony Awards, 2014)

Needs: Oscar

How he can get it: The Hamilton mastermind almost did it at the Oscars in 2017 for writing "How Far I'll Go" from Moana, but he couldn't take down La La Land's "City of Stars" by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul. He then co-starred in Mary Poppins Returns, which did net an Oscar nomination for best original song -- for Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman's "The Place Where Lost Things Go" -- but Miranda wasn't involved in writing the score. Still, the famously prolific star has plenty of upcoming projects that could land him a win, including his directorial debut, Tick, Tick...Boom!

Fun fact: Pasek and Paul, who won a Tony for Dear Evan Hansen, didn't get an Emmy nod for "Running Home to You" from The Flash musical, but had they made the cut and won, that would've been followed by a Grammy win for Dear Evan Hansen next year, which would've made them the first EGOTers to win all four awards in a row.

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Kate Winslet

Won: One Grammy (Best Spoken Word Album for Children for Listen to the Storyteller, 2000), one Oscar (Best Actress for The Reader, 2009), one Emmy (Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie for Mildred Pierce, 2011)

Needs: Tony

How she can get it: It certainly feels like Winslet should've been on Broadway already, but nope. In fact, she said in 2014 that she doesn't do theater because she wants to be home to tuck her kids in at night. But her son Joe is eager for her to complete her EGOT. "So since he has learnt about this EGOT thing, he's like, 'Mum, you've gotta do it," she told Reuters in 2016. C'mon, Kate, do it for the kids.

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Jessica Lange

Won: Two Oscars (most recent 1995), three Emmys (most recent 2014), one Tony (Best Actress in a Play for Long Day's Journey into Night, 2016)

Needs: Grammy

How she can get it: Look, anyone who is missing a Grammy can just record an audiobook to win a spoken word album statuette. Lange has done audiobooks and readings before, so she just needs to lock another one down. Maybe Ryan Murphy should think about starting an American Horror Story companion book series for Lange to narrate. You know he'd love nothing more than to be the one who helped her complete her EGOT.

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Viola Davis

Won: Two Tonys (most recent 2010), one Emmy (Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for How to Get Away with Murder, 2015), one Oscar (Best Supporting Actress for Fences, 2017)

Needs: Grammy

How she can get it: Again, audiobook. Or you know what? Release a spoken word album that's just a compilation of all of her acceptance speeches. That voice and elocution just demand to be awarded.

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Cynthia Nixon

Won: Two Tonys (most recent 2017), two Emmys (most recent 2008), one Grammy (Best Spoken Word Album for An Inconvenient Truth, 2009)

Needs: Oscar

How she can get it: Nixon's first Tony was for Rabbit Hole, but she wasn't part of the 2010 film adaptation, which earned Nicole Kidman an Oscar nod. The Sex and the City alum came closest to Oscar gold with her critically acclaimed performance in the 2015 drama James White, for which she received a couple of critics awards nominations. Nixon doesn't work in film as regularly as she does in TV and theater, but she can totally score a juicy part for the big O.

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Helen Mirren

Won: Four Emmys (most recent 2007), one Oscar (Best Actress for The Queen, 2007), one Tony (Best Actress in a Play for The Audience, 2015)

Needs: Grammy

How she can get it: Release her soothing reading of the 2015 Senate Intelligence Committee's report on torture. If that's too dated, there'll be more investigative reports coming down the pike soon.

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Cyndi Lauper

Won: Two Grammys (most recent 2014), one Emmy (Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series for Mad About You, 1995), one Tony (Best Original Score for Kinky Boots, 2013)

Needs: Oscar

How she can get it: Girls just wanna EGOT! Lauper, who was the first solo woman to win the Tony for original score, is just an original tune away from an Oscar. Where are we at with the Kinky Boots movie?

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Elton John

Won: Five Grammys (most recent 2001), one Oscar (Best Original Song for "Can You Feel the Love Tonight" from The Lion King, 1995), one Tony (Best Original Score for Aida, 2000)

Needs: Emmy

How he can get it: The most obvious answer is to compose a song. John usually plays himself on shows, so a guest acting Emmy would be tougher, but he can aim for one for his voiceover work. Another route is do some concert specials and score one as a producer.

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Frances McDormand

Won: Two Emmys (most recent 2015), two Oscars (most recent 2018), one Tony (Best Actress in a Play for Good People, 2011)

Needs: Grammy

How she can get it: McDormand has done recordings of The Bell Jar and Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day, the latter of which was in conjunction with her 2008 movie adaptation. It was a missed opportunity not to have done the same for Olive Kitteridge, for which she won her Emmys, but it's not too late to rectify that.

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Bette Midler

Won: Three Grammys (most recent 1990), three Emmys (most recent 1997), one Tony (Best Actress in a Musical for Hello, Dolly!, 2017)

Needs: Oscar

How she can get it: The two-time Oscar nominee hasn't been shortlisted since 1992, and her film output has decidedly slowed down this century. But maybe she can parlay her Tony success into a film remake of Hello, Dolly! The 1969 film was nominated for seven Oscars, including Best Picture, and won three; leading lady Barbra Streisand was not nominated.

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Geoffrey Rush

Won: One Oscar (Best Actor for Shine, 1997), one Emmy (Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie for The Life and Death of Peter Sellers, 2005), one Tony (Best Actor in a Play for Exit the King, 2009)

Needs: Grammy

How he can get it: This guy got rid of King George VI's stammer with this tongue twister. Give him anything to read.

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Martin Scorsese

Won: One Grammy (Best Long Form Music Video for No Direction Home: Bob Dylan, 2006), one Oscar (Best Director for The Departed, 2007), two Emmys (most recent 2012)

Needs: Tony

How he can do it: Scorsese hasn't directed a Broadway production since the musical The Act in 1977, which won Liza Minnelli a Tony. If he ever returns to the Great White Way to direct, then you know he wants that T. But his simplest route now is to win as a producer. His cult classic The King of Comedy has been adapted into a Broadway musical, though Scorsese did not appear to be involved in a 2018 reading.

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Al Pacino

Won: Two Tonys (most recent 1977), two Emmys (most recent 2010), one Oscar (Best Actor for Scent of a Woman, 1993)

Needs: Grammy

How he can get it: The Shakespeare aficionado and Shakespearean actor was nominated in 2001 for the spoken word album The Complete Shakespeare Sonnets. There's plenty more of the Bard's work Pacino can read.

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Matt Stone and Trey Parker

Won: Five Emmys (most recent 2013), four Tonys (most recent 2011), one Grammy (Best Musical Theater Album for The Book of Mormon: Original Cast Recording, 2012)

Need: Oscar

How they can get it: If South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut had come out in the 2000s -- a decade that saw Eminem and Three 6 Mafia win Oscars for songwriting -- Stone and Parker might be EGOTers right now. Alas, swoony power ballads dominated the Oscars in the '90s, so "Blame Canada" fell to Phil Collins' "You'll Be in My Heart" from Tarzan. Since they claim they're in "no hurry" to do a Book of Mormon movie, the duo can easily pen a song for another film or do an animated film (Team America: World Police was snubbed).

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Jeremy Irons

Won: Three Emmys (most recent 2014), one Tony (Best Actor in a Play for The Real Thing, 1984), one Oscar (Best Actor for Reversal of Fortune, 1991)

Needs: Grammy

How he can get it: Frankly, it's kind of shocking Irons' sumptuous voice hasn't netted him a Grammy yet -- he has one nomination for The Real Thing -- as he's a fairly prolific narrator. But the multi-talented star can carry a tune as well (#neverforget "Be Prepared" in The Lion King), so he could do a duet with a big-time legend, record a tune for a compilation or star in a musical film with an accompanying soundtrack. Irons has also directed a music video before -- Carly Simon's "Tired of Being Blonde" -- so he can step behind the camera for a music video Grammy too.

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Won: One Oscar (Best Actress for Moonstruck, 1988), one Grammy (Best Dance Recording for "Believe," 2000), one Emmy (Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Special for Cher -- The Farewell Tour, 2003)

Needs: Tony

How she can get it: The Cher Show, a musical based on Cher's life, debuted on Broadway in December 2018 -- and while she couldn't turn back time to play young Cher, she does serve as a producer. If the show were to win Best Musical at the Tonys, Cher would have her EGOT.

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Ellen Burstyn

Won: One Oscar (Best Actress for Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore, 1975), one Tony (Best Actress in a Play for Same Time, Next Year, 1975), two Emmys (most recent 2013)

Needs: Grammy

How she can get it: Burstyn is in her 80s and not slowing down at all; she's currently in production on her directorial debut. Maybe afterward she can find some time to record a new audiobook (she was nominated in 1996 for reading Grow Old Along with Me, the Best Is Yet to Be) -- or write a second memoir and record that.

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Lily Tomlin

Won: Six Emmys (most recent 2013), one Grammy (Best Comedy Recording for This Is a Recording, 1973), two Tonys (a special Tony Award for lifetime achievement, 1977, and Best Actress in a Play for The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe, 1986)

Needs: Oscar

How she can get it: Tomlin, who was Oscar-nominated for her film debut in Robert Altman's Nashville, is riding quite a wave right now between her Emmy-nominated performance on Grace & Frankie, her Golden Globe-nominated turn in 2015's Grandma and a Screen Actors Guild Award for life achievement in 2017. A crucial, scene-stealing supporting role in an acclaimed flick can get her to EGOT status.

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Maggie Smith

Won: Two Oscars (most recent 1979), four Emmys (most recent 2016), one Tony (Best Actress in a Play for Lettice and Lovage, 1990)

Needs: Grammy

How she can get it: Audiobook! Smith recently starred in a film adaptation of The Lady in the Van, which she narrated back in 2001. Maybe the inevitable The Third Best Exotic Marigold Hotel has a book tie-in. The Grammy is also the perfect award for the awards apathetic Smith to win -- they hand out 90 percent of them at the pre-show, where she has even less incentive to attend.

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Audra McDonald

Won: Six Tonys (most recent 2014), two Grammys (most recent 2008), one Emmy (Outstanding Special Class Program for Live from Lincoln Center, 2015)

Needs: Oscar

How she can get it: The Tony fave excels at both musicals and drama, so she just needs the right film part. She won a Tony and received an Emmy nomination for Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill, so why not take the next step and adapt it into a feature film?

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Won: 2 Grammys (most recent 2015), 1 Emmy (Outstanding Music and Lyrics for "Letter to the Free" from 13th), 1 Oscar (Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Song for "Glory" from Selma)

Needs: Tony

How he can get it: Thanks to Hamilton, hip-hop musicals are back in so its not unthinkable that Common could produce a Tony award winning musical or even compose the score for one.

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Brian Grazer and Ron Howard

Won: 1 Oscar (Best Picture for A Beautiful Mind in 2003), 2 Emmys (Outstanding Comedy Series for Arrested Development in 2004, Outstanding Mini-Series for From the Earth to the Moon in 1998), 1 Grammy (Best Music Film for The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years in in 2017)

Needs: Tony

What They Need to Get It: Grazer already scored a Tony nomination in 2008 for producing Cry-Baby. Grazer and Howard have proven themselves as a super-producing team, they just need to find the right play to get behind, cast a big movie star in it and watch the Tony gold come in.

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Cynthia Erivo

Won: One Emmy (Outstanding Musical Performance in a Daytime Program, shared with her The Color Purple castmates, in 2017), one Grammy (Best Musical Theater Album for The Color Purple in 2017), one Tony (Best Actress for The Color Purple in 2016)

Needs: Oscar

How she can get it: Where's our The Color Purple film remake already?

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Julie Andrews

Won: One Oscar (Best Actress for Mary Poppins in 1965), three Grammys (most recently in 2011, when she won both Best Spoken Word Album for Children, for Julie Andrews' Collection of Poems, Songs and Lullabies, and a lifetime achievement award), two Emmys (most recently in 2005)

Needs: Tony

How she can get it: She's Dame Julie Andrews! The musical theater legend, whose three Tony nominations span almost 40 years, is more than deserving of a special Tony Award for lifetime achievement. But if the English actress wants to round out her EGOT with an award-winning performance, a featured role in a new play (or revival) would definitely get Broadway buzzing. Of course, she hasn't seemed too concerned with courting the Tonys in the past -- despite being virtually a lock to win Best Actress for Victor/Victoria in 1996, Andrews famously withdrew her name from consideration when she was the only member of the cast and creative team nominated.