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A person of many skills, certainly.
John Legend has simply develop into the world’s youngest EGOT achiever. At solely age 39, Legend received his first Emmy award within the Best Live Variety Special class for his producer position in Jesus Christ Superstar Live In Concert on Monday.
(For these unaware, EGOT is the acronym for many who’ve received every of the 4 main American leisure awards: an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony Award.)
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Legend, together with Sir Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber, achieved that objective on the 70th Annual Creative Arts Emmy Awards showcase in L.A. This Emmy was awarded to all three producers of the critically-acclaimed Jesus Christ Superstar Live In Concert.
Legend’s shiny new toy now completes his EGOT assortment, and as of this writing, he has received a powerful 10 Grammy Awards (he received three in 2006, his debut 12 months), one Academy Award (for Best Original Song in 2015, Glory, in Ava DuVernay’s Selma) and one Tony Award (Best Revival of a Play for co-producing Jitney in 2017).
The singer even beat out songwriter Robert Lopez, who turned the youngest EGOT winner again in 2014 for his Best Original Song Oscar win for Frozen‘s Let It Go.
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These three gents earned their EGOT member playing cards collectively final evening, making them the 13th, 14th and 15th artists to earn this accolade.
Legend had a little bit extra to rejoice: He is the primary African-American male to hitch the ranks of the highly-exclusive EGOT membership. The solely African-American lady to have the EGOT honour is Whoopi Goldberg.
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Legend’s spouse and social media icon, Chrissy Teigen, took to Instagram to congratulate the songwriting trio on their victory in her trademark humorous method.
“EGOT GOATS,” she wrote, utilizing one other acronym that means “greatest of all time.”
The late Craig Zadan was additionally acknowledged by Lord Webber for his work as a producer on the present. He said, “While I celebrate this award with my colleagues, especially my dear friend Tim Rice, we would not be here without the guidance of Craig Zadan whose recent passing we continue to mourn.”
Zadan tragically handed final month after issues from surgical procedure.
Here are a few of final evening’s 2018 Creative Emmy Award winners:
Best Interactive Program – Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
Best Structured Reality Program – Queer Eye
Best Unstructured Reality Program – United Shades of America
Best Variety Special (Live) – Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert
Best Variety Special (Recorded) – Dave Chappelle: Equanimity
Best Short Form Variety Series – Carpool Karaoke: The Series
Best Short Form Comedy or Drama Series – James Corden’s Next James Corden
Best Cinematography (Single-Camera Series, Hour) – The Crown — Beryl
Best Cinematography (Multi-Camera Series) – Will and Grace — A Gaye Olde Christmas
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