John Legend becomes first black man to earn EGOT status

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
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11 September, 2018

Back in June Teigen posted a picture on Instagram of her daughter holding an Arthur teddy bear with the comment: "Luna and Daddy", fueling the fire for fans to roast the EGOT victor for his resemblance to the character.

The singer and actor won an Emmy at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards, along with Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, for producing the best variety special victor, "Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert". So honored they trusted me to play Jesus Christ.

Other big winners included Katt Williams scoring his first Emmy for his guest role on Atlanta, Tiffany Haddish and Donald Glover for their respective hosting gigs on Saturday Night Live, and Anthony Bourdain who won six posthumous trophies for his series Parts Unknown. "I probably wanted to win some GRAMMYs and sell a lot of records, and all that started happening pretty quickly, but I never dreamed that I would be here, winning an Emmy, and being in that rare group of people that have won all four of these major [awards]".

On Sunday, John managed to scoop the final piece in the puzzle, picking up an Emmy for his work as a producer on the musical special "Jesus Christ Superstar Live In Concert". So amazed to be in such rarefied air. "My fingers are crossed and if it happens, I'm very excited about the possibility".

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Obviously Teigen posted loving comments towards her husband for his win, but none are quite as good as the subtle but hilarious comment on the post.

British actor John Gielgud is the oldest to win the award, as he was 87 when he completed the quad in 1991, nine years before his death.

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.

Lopez has actually won each award at least two times.


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