The ultimate mark of success for any entertainer is a trophy case filled with Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony Awards. Otherwise known as EGOT, the distinction of possessing all four honors is a rare one. To date, only ten entertainers can boast such an accomplishment. Included on this short list of entertainment sensations are such stars as Audrey Hepburn, Mel Brooks and Whoopi Goldberg.

Most recently, Scott Rudin joined the club, becoming the first producer to earn the EGOT label. Could another talented individual join him in the near future? There are several fine entertainers who currently possess three of the four awards, so yes, it is definitely possible that the EGOT list could reach one dozen sooner than later. The following are a few of the stars falling just short of the EGOT requirements:

Matt Stone & Trey Parker

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Photo by Flickr user José​ Ramí​rez

Yes, the creators of the popular animated series “South Park” have somehow managed to earn a Grammy, Emmy and Tony. In fact, they currently hold a total of four Emmy Awards for their work on “South Park.” Just a few years ago, nobody would have expected the duo to supplement their Emmys with Tonys and Grammys, but they were able to do just that through their contributions to the critically acclaimed musical “The Book of Mormon.” As explains, “The Book of Mormon” is the perfect musical for “South Park” lovers who claim to hate musicals. They’re still missing an Academy Award, but that situation could easily be reversed if Matt Stone and Trey Parker decided to take their hit musical to the silver screen. This is a real possibility, with the “South Park” geniuses looking to finance the project through their massive television and Broadway profits.

Kate Winslet

First made famous by her compelling portrayal of Rose in the blockbuster “Titanic,” Kate Winslet has since proven herself a force to be reckoned with in such highly acclaimed films as “The Reader,” “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind,” and “Revolutionary Road.” She might not sound like your typical Grammy winner, but Winslet surprised doubters by winning a Grammy for Best Spoken Word Album For Children. That missing Tony might seem similarly elusive, but given Winslet’s talent, there’s a good chance she could round out that EGOT distinction if she ever pursues a career on Broadway. She’s already expressed some interest in taking the stage, having recently eyed a role opposite Bill Nighy in “Skylight.” Hopefully, she’ll pursue the idea further in the near future.

kate winslet

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Julie Andrews

The voice of gold also known as Mary Poppins and Eliza Doolittle actually could have made the EGOT list over a decade ago, had it not been for her sense of fairness. Julie Andrews already has multiple Academy Awards, Grammy Awards and Oscars. She almost earned a Tony, but refused her nomination, believing that the production “Victor/Victoria” should have been nominated for at least one other award. She’s not currently slated to appear in any Broadway productions, but Andrews is still actively touring and performing in Britain and Australia. If she can continue to preserve her voice, Andrews could very well impress on the Broadway stage and finally earn the Tony she deserved back in 1996.

Julie Andrews

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