For those unfamiliar, an “EGOT” refers to the four major creative awards, Emmy, Grammy Oscar and Tony. Following his win this year for co-producing the revival of August Wilson’s “Jitney,” Legend has the “GOT” covered. He previously won an Oscar in 2015 for his song “Glory,” which accompanied the movie “Selma.” Additionally, he’s earned a whopping 10 Grammy awards throughout his music career.
As Entertainment Weekly notes, if the night goes well for him, he’ll join the incredibly exclusive ranks of EGOT winners such as Richard Rodgers, Mel Brooks, Rita Moreno, Audrey Hepburn and Whoopi Goldberg.
13 nominations for Jesus Christ Superstar this morning! John got two emmy nominations! If he wins, he will complete his EGOT and my spike TV award will probably be moved. But it’s ok I AM SO PROUD!”