Oscars 2017: Meet all 12 EGOT Winners

Audrey Hepburn

In the 1980s, Miami Vice actor Philip Michael Thomas dreamed of winning an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony. As Vanity Fair points out, the actor even famously wore a gold medallion that read "EGOT." Yes, the actor who first coined the acronym for the four big arts awards never actually won any of them. But the acronym has stuck, and every time someone gets really close to winning one, the phrase turns up everywhere. This year, Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda could become the 13th member of the EGOT club if he wins an Oscar for the song "How Far I'll Go" from Disney's Moana.

The members of the EGOT club include some of the greatest artists in popular culture. The fifth person to join the club was Audrey Hepburn, who is also the only one to achieve the feat posthumously. In 1954, she won her Oscar and Tony for Roman Holiday and Ondine, respectively. After her death in 1993, she received a Grammy for her spoken word children's album, Audrey Hepburn's Enchanted Tales. She received an Emmy for her 1993 series Gardens of the World with Audrey Hepburn.

Click through to meet the other 11 members of the famous EGOT club. Some members will surprise you and others will be obvious. But they are all special talents. (Getty)

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the bar is too low for winning an egot. it shouldn’t include supporting actor/actress or daytime emmy or noncompetitive honorary awards. can we all PLEEEEEEASE stop pretending that winning best *supporting* actor or actress is equivalent to best actor or best actress? it’s as absurd as equating being on the winning team of the junior world series to winning an MLB world series ring. (not quite as bad is equating a daytime emmy to a primetime emmy). i think it’s good that a new emphasis is being made on the PEGOT (to include a pulitzer or peabody) to make it more elusive & special …

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the bar is too low for winning an egot. it shouldn’t include supporting actor/actress or daytime emmy or noncompetitive honorary awards. can we all PLEEEEEEASE stop pretending that winning best *supporting* actor or actress is equivalent to best actor or best actress? it’s as absurd as equating being on the winning team of the junior world series to winning an MLB world series ring. (not quite as bad is equating a daytime emmy to a primetime emmy). i think it’s good that a new emphasis is being made on the PEGOT (to include a pulitzer or peabody) to make it more elusive & special …

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