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    What Is EGOT Status? Can Barack Obama Become The 18th Person In History To Achieve This?

    The EGOT status ie. winning an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar, and a Tony Award are seen to be one of the greatest achievements of an artist. And only 17 entertainers have been bestowed this title. There are more than 40 artists who are more than halfway through the EGOT status. With the Emmy Awards being held there are many celebrities moving closer to this status.

    The former US President, Barack Obama, is halfway through this prestigious achievement of EGOT status. With the announcement of the Creative Emmy Awards, Obama became the first President to win a competitive Emmy Award. He won his first Emmy in the Outstanding Narrator Category. So what do you think makes him inches closer to the EGOT?

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    What Is EGOT Status?

    The Tony Award, Oscar, Emmy and Grammy
    The Tony Award, Oscar, Emmy, and Grammy

    Winning the biggest honors of screen and stage is an acceptance of your talent and admiration of your work by critics and your fellow actors. And achieving the EGOT status is considered to be the pinnacle of an actor’s career. EGOT is the title bestowed on individuals who have won an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar, and a Tony Award in their lifetime. Hence this status would mean that artist excels in all aspects of television, film, music, and theatre. The EGOT achievers as of now are limited to 17. These extremely talented personalities are Richard Rodgers, Helen Hayes, Rita Moreno, John Gielgud, Audrey Hepburn, Marvin Hamlisch, Jonathan Tunick, Mel Brooks, Mike Nichols, Whoopi Goldberg, Scott Rudin, Robert Lopez, John Legend, Andry Lloyd Weber, Tim Rice, Alan Menken and finally Jennifer Hudson.

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    Will Barack Obama Achieve This Status?

    Barak Obama is halfway through the EGOT status
    Barak Obama is halfway through the EGOT status

    The former President, who served in office from 2009 to 2017, now has one more accolade to his name. Barack Obama became the recipient of one of the Creative Emmy Awards. He won his first Emmy in the Outstanding Narrator category, for the narration of the five-part documentary ‘Our Great National Parks‘. But what makes him closer to the EGOT status then? The fact that he has already won two Grammys, one in 2006 and the other in 2008, both in the Spoken Word category. So this means that he needs just an Oscar and a Tony to complete the EGOT status.

    At this point, there are more than forty-plus entertainers who are one award away from this “Grand Slam” of American entertainment. This includes superstars like Cher, Kate Winslet, Viola Davis, Common, Helen Mirren, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Dick Van Dyke, Lily Tomlin, Harry Belafonte, Elton John, Audra McDonald, and Julie Andrews. With today’s win at the Creative Emmy, Adele also joins the list. She now needs a Tony Award.

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