Chrissy Teigen Celebrates John Legend's Emmy (& EGOT) Win!

Calvin Saunders
September 11, 2018

With his newest win John has entered the small and exclusive group of talented people who have EGOT status - that is, an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony. Legend is also the first black man to achieve an EGOT in all competitive categories, as there are those secondary EGOT citizens who have honorary awards; nobodies like Babs Streisand, Liza Minnelli, Quincy Jones, James Earl Jones, and Harry Belafonte.

Whoopi Goldberg was the first black woman to achieve EGOT status in 2002, after she won a Daytime Emmy (hey, it counts!) for outstanding class special for "Beyond Tara: The Extraordinary Life of Hattie McDaniel", according to Billboard. After winning an Emmy for "Jesus Christ Superstar", he admitted he never thought about becoming an EGOT victor, and bragged about his wife's endless love and support!

Legend is still up for another Emmy this year for his performance as Jesus in Jesus Christ Superstar.

But the celebration may continue as Legend, 39, who played Jesus in the musical, is also up for another trophy for outstanding actor in a limited series or movie at the Primetime Emmys next week. In 2017, he won a Tony for Best Revival of a Play for his role as a co-producer of Jitney.

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They became just the 13th, 14th and 15th people to win all four awards all-time.

That post followed a congratulatory backstage photo of Legend with Lloyd Webber and Rice, with the caption "EGOT GOATS".

On Sunday, after the win, Legend took to Instagram to acknowledge the historic milestone. So happy to be part of this team.

The EGOT club nearly went from 12 to 17 in one night but Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, the songwriting team behind "La La Land" and "Dear Evan Hansen", fell short. So amazed to be in such rarefied air.

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