re: Harry Belafonte's daughters blast Grammys for not giving their father a special tribute
Last Edit: WaymanWong 08:00 pm EST 02/09/24
Posted by: WaymanWong 07:58 pm EST 02/09/24
In reply to: re: Harry Belafonte's daughters blast Grammys for not giving their father a special tribute - Roman 07:32 pm EST 02/09/24

That's a subjective call. Wikipedia lists 19 EGOT winners: recipients of the Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony in competitive categories.

Wikipedia includes Belafonte as one of the 6 non-competitive EGOT winners because his Oscar is a Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award.

This puts Belafonte in the same category as Barbra Streisand, who has a special Tony Award, but not a competitive one.

To me, a real EGOT winner is someone who wins a competitive Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony, preferably for 4 different projects, demonstrating one's versatility or mastery of the various media. As time has gone by, though, I believe the EGOT has become less special because the standards of the various awards have diminished. For instance, it seems like a number of celebrities practically have ''bought'' a Tony as a producer of a Broadway show.
Link Wikipedia: List of EGOT winners
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