One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
The achievement of having won all four of the major American entertainment awards (i.e. an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar, and a Tony)‘she'll be halfway to her EGOT if she wins the Oscar’as modifier ‘he will become the youngest member of the super-elite EGOT club if his song wins tonight’
- ‘At age 39, he is now the youngest EGOT winner by several years.’
- ‘He is one of only 11 EGOT winners.’
- ‘He is in a position to become only the third composer to ever win the EGOT.’
- ‘One of the most famous celebrities to win the EGOT was actress Audrey Hepburn.’
- ‘The EGOT award is the ultimate achievement in the entertainment industry.’
- ‘She talked about being just two awards away from the grand slam of the entertainment industry—the EGOT.’
- ‘Seriously? Despite the EGOT, no one is sending her scripts?’
- ‘She is just an Oscar away from achieving EGOT status.’
- ‘Only two people to date have won an EGOT and a Pulitzer Prize.’
- ‘Her winning an EGOT is a reminder that despite some of her less successful ventures, she actually has an impressive body of work behind her.’
1980s: from the initial letters of Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony. Coined by the American actor Philip Michael Thomas, the term was popularized in the early 21st century by the television comedy series 30 Rock.
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