With the announcement of the 2018 Emmy Award nominees, one star has much more at stake than the slew of different contenders. John Legend may earn a coveted EGOT within the occasion he wins his class.
For these unfamiliar, an “EGOT” refers back to the 4 main artistic awards — Emmy, Grammy Oscar and Tony.
Following his win this 12 months for co-producing the revival of August Wilson’s “Jitney,” Legend has the “GOT” coated. He beforehand received an Oscar in 2015 for his track “Glory,” which accompanied the film “Selma.” Moreover, he’s earned a whopping 10 Grammy awards all through his music profession.
Legend is nominated in 2018 for excellent lead actor in a restricted sequence or film for his work in “Jesus Christ Celebrity.”
As Leisure Weekly notes, if the night time goes properly for him, he’ll be a part of the extremely unique ranks of EGOT winners resembling Richard Rodgers, Mel Brooks, Rita Moreno, Audrey Hepburn and Whoopi Goldberg.
Within the occasion Legend takes house the trophy, he’ll outpace fellow celebrities which are inside spitting distance of an EGOT — Lin-Manuel Miranda, who solely wants an Oscar, and Viola Davis, who is brief one Grammy.
Legend’s spouse, Chrissy Teigen, took to Twitter to share her pleasure on the information with just a little self-deprecation.
“13 nominations for Jesus Christ Celebrity this morning! John received two emmy nominations! If he wins, he’ll full his EGOT and my spike TV award will most likely be moved. Nevertheless it’s okay I AM SO PROUD!”