John Legend Is An EGOT Winner

11 September, 2018, 00:54 | Author: Angelina Schmidt
  • Andrew Lloyd Webber John Legend and Tim Rice- Outstanding Variety Special  ÔJesus Christ Super Star Live in ConcertÕCreative Arts Emmys Press Room Day 2 Los Angeles USA- 09 Sep 2018

The singer/actor won an Emmy at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday along with Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice for producing the best variety special victor, "Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert".

At 39, he is the youngest person to achieve EGOT status. Musical theater legends Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, who composed the show, also won as producers.

Before Sunday, there were only 12: Legend was joined by his co-producers from "Superstar", composer Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyricist Tim Rice.

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He celebrated the monumental achievement on Instagram with a celebratory photo and caption. Legend is also the first black man to achieve an EGOT in all competitive categories, as there are those secondary EGOT citizens who have honorary awards; nobodies like Babs Streisand, Liza Minnelli, Quincy Jones, James Earl Jones, and Harry Belafonte.

He added: "I'm happy I was part of such a great show". Of course, Legend also starred in Jesus Christ Superstar and is nominated for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie.

"Perfect", Teigen can be heard saying after Legend places his latest award.

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Ever the supportive wife, Teigen recorded her husband placing his new award on their crowded trophy case, effectively completing his EGOT shelf. So watch out because he might just win that too. But their bid for EGOT status was derailed when the Emmy for Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics went to "Saturday Night Live" and their song "Come Back Barack" when Chance the Rapper was hosting.

The elite group of winners includes Robert Lopez, Audrey Hepburn, Mel Brooks, Rita Moreno, Mike Nichols and Whoopi Goldberg.

The 70th Creative Arts Emmy Awards were handed out over two days, from September 8 to September 9 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

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