Saturday, January 16, 2021

John Legend Gets EGOT Status After Emmy Win + Katt Williams Awarded, Too

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*How about that John Legend. Congrats are in order for the entertainer because he’s now in a rare company. Legend is now an EGOT. That’s the acronym for some one who has an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony award.

Going into Sunday night’s Emmy Awards on NBC, he had three designations/awards (Grammy, Oscar, Tony), but when the Emmy show was over, Legend had himself an Outstanding Variety Special (Live) award for his work on “Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert.”

“Before tonight, only 12 people had won an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony in competitive categories,” Legend posted on Instagram. “Sirs Andrew Lloyd Webber, Tim Rice and I joined that group when we won an Emmy for our production of their legendary show Jesus Christ Superstar. So happy to be part of this team. So honored they trusted me to play Jesus Christ. So amazed to be in such rarefied air.”

There are actually a total of 14 other EGOT recipients, including Audrey Hepburn, Scott Rudin, Mel Brooks. Two of these, Whoopi Goldberg and songwriter Robert Lopez, have won a daytime Emmy. And for the record, Legend at 39, is the first African American male – and the youngest person ever, so far – to do so.

Here are his other awards:

Tony — 2017 for Best Revival of A Play for his work on “Jitney”

Oscar — 2015 Best Original Song for “Glory”

Grammy — Legend has 10

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Speaking of Emmys, check out the “Katt man,” Katt Williams who’s now an Emmy-winner.

At the Creative Arts Emmy Awards on Saturday, the funny man won the award for Best Guest Actor in a Comedy Series for his role as Donald Glover’s alligator-owning Uncle Willie in “Atlanta.”

It was his first time being nominated and look what happened

In taking the trophy, Katt beat out Bryan Cranston, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Sterling K. Brown, Donald Glover, and Bill Hader. Whoah!

Meanwhile, Tiffany Haddish also got herself an Emmy, too: Guest Actress in a Comedy Series … for hosting Saturday Night Live.

All four guest acting categories went to Black actors — Williams, Haddish, as well as Ron Cephas Jones (This Is Us) and Samira Wiley (The Handmaid’s Tale). They both took home trophies.

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