Viola Davis, Cher, Elton John

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It's almost time for the 2019 Emmy Awards! 

That's right! The Emmys will air live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles Sunday, Sept. 22 on Fox. While there won't be a celebrity host this year, the 71st annual award show will still be a star-studded event. From the big-name nominees to the prominent presenters, there will be tons of famous faces.

Even though the Emmys are a nerve-racking night for many A-listers, the show can be especially stressful for those hoping to achieve EGOT status. John Legend joined the club last year when he took home the Emmy in the Outstanding Variety Special (Live) category for executive producing Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert. This year, Bruce Springsteen was hoping to become a member. The Boss was a contender in the Outstanding Variety Special (Pre-Recorded) category for executive producing Springsteen on Broadway. However, the producers of the Carpool Karaoke episode "When Corden Met McCartney Live From Liverpool" took home the trophy at the 2019 Creative Arts Emmys instead.

Still, the "Born to Run" singer shouldn't feel discouraged. After all, there are lots of stars who've come this close to achieving EGOT status. To see 25 celebs who are just one award away, check out the gallery.

Common, Oscar Nominees Luncheon

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Helen Mirren, 2019 Oscars, 2019 Academy Awards, Red Carpet Fashions

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Actress in a Leading Role, Frances McDormand, 2018 Oscars, Winners, 2018

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Hugh Jackman, Brit Awards 2019

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Christopher Plummer, 2018 Oscars, Red Carpet Fashions

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Viola Davis, 2017 SAG Awards, Arrivals

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Ron Howard, Critics Choice Awards

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Bette Midler, 2017 Tony Awards, Arrivals

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Cyndi Lauper, Tree Lighting

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Dick Van Dyke, <i>Mary Poppins</i> Flash Mob, 90th Birthday

Nicola Buck

Lily Tomlin, Grace and Frankie


Vanessa Redgrave

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Ellen Burstyn, House of Cards


Maggie Smith

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Jessica Lange

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Kate Winslet

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Julie Andrews

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Geoffrey Rush, AACTA International Awards

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Al Pacino, April Celebrity Birthdays

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 Jeremy Irons, Georgia O'Keeffe


Cher, Grammys Worst Dressed

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Martin Scorsese, Oscars

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Sir Elton John, Emmy Awards, 2013, Audience

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22nd Critics' Choice Awards, Cynthia Nixon, Arrivals

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Lin-Manuel Miranda, Tony Awards 2016, Show

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To see the celebrities who have already secured EGOT status, click here.

Watch E! News tonight at 7 p.m. for a recap of the biggest moments from the 2019 Emmy Awards!

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