John Legend, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Tim Rice now EGOT winners

by Dwayne Torres September 11, 2018, 0:54
John Legend, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Tim Rice now EGOT winners

Andrew Lloyd Webber, left, John Legend, and Tim Rice winners of the award for outstanding variety special for "Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert" poses in the press room during night two of the Creative Arts Emmy Awards at The Microsoft Theater.

The Creative Arts Emmys, which was held a week ahead of the 70th annual Emmy Awards, celebrates "technical and creative achievement categories" in animation and scripted comedy including drama, limited series animation and scripted programming, reality, and variety programming.

Incidentally, John is up for yet another award during that ceremony, having served as the lead in "Jesus Christ Superstar Live In Concert", as well as one of its co-producers. He won an Oscar in 2015 for his song "Glory" from the movie Selma, and followed that with a Tony in 2017 for producing the Broadway musical Jitney.

Legend wasn't the only one to clinch EGOT status - composer Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyricist Tim Rice also scored their Emmys for their work on the NBC special.

This means Legend now has an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony Award to his name, all of which can be used both for bragging rights and blunt weapons in the case of an intruder.

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"Before tonight, only 12 people had won an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony in competitive categories", the caption on a photo of Legend, Webber and Rice on Instagram read. So happy to be part of this team.

"Perfect", Teigen could be heard saying after Legend placed his latest award.

Legend is months away from his 40th birthday, Lopez - who reached the status in for this song "Let It Go" from Frozen - made EGOT status a week after his 39th birthday. He's also the first African-American man to win all four awards.

He joins the ranks of Rita Moreno, Audrey Hepburn, Mel Brooks and Whoopi Goldberg, who is the first black woman to join the EGOT club. And as of Sunday night, he's now an EGOT victor.

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