Time Is on Their Side: They're Under 50 & Need Just 1 More Award to Clinch the EGOT

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 Lin-Manuel Miranda of 'His Dark Materials' speaks during the HBO segment of the Summer 2019 Television Critics Association Press Tour 2019 at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on July 24, 2019 in Beverly Hills, Calif. 

It's good to be Lin-Manuel Miranda. At 39, the multi-hyphenate needs just an Oscar to attain EGOT status. A best song winner would do it, or a credit as a producer or co-producer of a best picture winner. With, one hopes, decades more of an active career in front of him, his chances of becoming an EGOT are awfully good.

And Miranda isn't the youngest person who is just one award away from EGOT status: He's an old man compared to Ben Platt, 25, who also just needs an Oscar to join the elite club.

Here's a complete list of the people who are under 50 and are just one award away from becoming EGOTs:

Audra McDonald, 49
Needs an Oscar. The actress/singer, who was born in West Berlin, has amassed six Tonys, two Grammys (both for Weill: Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny) and a Primetime Emmy for hosting Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street on PBS' Live from Lincoln Center.

Trey Parker, 49 & Matt Stone, 48
Need an Oscar. The comedy creatives have won five Primetime Emmys for Comedy Central's South Park, and multiple Tonys and one Grammy for The Book of Mormon. (Parker won three Tonys for the show; Stone won two.)

Rachel Bay Jones, 49
Needs an Oscar. The actress won a Tony, a Grammy and a Daytime Emmy for work related to Dear Evan Hansen. She shared the latter award with the Dear Evan Hansen cast for an appearance on NBC's Today.

Common, 47
Needs a Tony. The hip-hop star won an Oscar and a Grammy for co-writing "Glory" for Selma and a Primetime Emmy for co-writing "Letter to the Free" for Netflix's 13th. (Ava DuVernay directed both Selma and 13th.) Common has won two other Grammys as well.

Kate Winslet, 43
Needs a Tony. The English actress won an Oscar for The Reader, a Primetime Emmy for playing the lead role in HBO's Mildred Pierce and a Grammy for best spoken word album for children for Listen to the Storyteller.

Lin-Manuel Miranda, 39
Needs an Oscar. Miranda has won both Tony and Grammy awards for both In the Heights and Hamilton: An American Musical. He won a third Grammy for writing "How Far I'll Go" for Moana. He won a Primetime Emmy for co-writing the song "Bigger!" for the Tonys.

Bill Sherman, 38
Needs an Oscar. Sherman won a Tony and a Grammy for In the Heights. He won a Daytime Emmy for outstanding original song - children’s and animation for composing "What I Am" for PBS' Sesame Street.

Benj Pasek & Justin Paul, both 34
Need an Emmy. The songwriters won an Oscar for their lyrics to "City of Stars" from La La Land and both a Tony and a Grammy for Dear Evan Hansen.

Cynthia Erivo, 32
Needs an Oscar. The English actress won a Tony, a Grammy and a Daytime Emmy for work related to The Color Purple. She shared the latter award with the cast for an appearance on Today.

Ari'el Stachel, 28 & Ben Platt, 25
Need an Oscar. The performers each won a Tony, a Grammy and a Daytime Emmy for work related to Dear Evan Hansen. They shared the latter award with the cast for an appearance on Today.

Katrina Lenk, age unknown
Needs an Oscar. She won a Tony, a Grammy and a Daytime Emmy for work related to The Band's Visit. She shared the latter award with the cast for an appearance on Today.

Caitrin Rogers, age unknown
Needs a Tony. She won an Oscar and a Grammy for the doc 20 Feet From Stardom. She won a News and Documentary Emmy for outstanding informational programming -- long form for The Tillman Story.


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