John Legend was nominated for his first Emmy on Thursday and if he wins one, he’ll enter an elite membership made up of people that have achieved EGOT standing.
Solely 12 others have prior to now gained an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar and a Tony. The record consists of Whoopi Goldberg, Mel Brooks and Rita Moreno. If Legend have been to attain EGOT standing, he would additionally make historical past by changing into the primary black man to take action.
Legend is nominated for an Emmy for Greatest Lead Actor in a Restricted Collection or Film for his title function in NBC’s Jesus Christ Celebrity Dwell in Live performance, his first main appearing efficiency. He will compete in opposition to Genius‘ Antonio Banderas, Patrick Melrose‘s Benedict Cumberbatch, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story‘sDarren Criss, The Looming Tower‘s Jeff Daniels and Jesse Plemons, who’s nominated for his function in Black Mirror‘s “U.S.S. Callister” episode.
Legend has gained 10 Grammy Awards all through his profession. In 2015, Legend shared the Oscar for Greatest Achievement in Music Written for Movement Photos, Authentic Tune with Frequent for his or her music “Glory” for the movie Selma. In 2017, Legend acquired a Tony Award for co-producing the Broadway play Jitney. That yr, his spouse Chrissy Teigen confirmed off a shelf of dominated by his awards on Snapchat.
“If he wins, he’ll full his EGOT and my spike television award will most likely be moved,” Teigen tweeted on Thursday. “Nevertheless it’s okay I AM SO PROUD!”
Teigen, whose present Lip Sync Battle can be nominated for a 2018 Emmy, shared a screenshot of a textual content trade she and her dad had about Legend’s Emmy nomination.
The 70th Primetime Emmy Awards will likely be broadcast dwell on NBC on September 17.