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Posted: July 12, 2018

2018 Emmys: John Legend one step closer to EGOT

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2018 Emmys: John Legend one step closer to EGOT
Singer John Legend is nominated for a 2018 Emmy award, bringing him one step closer to an EGOT.

By Lauren Padgett, Cox Media Group National Content Desk

John Legend is one step closer to achieving an EGOT -- an elite club of performers who have won all four of the entertainment industry’s major awards -- Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony.

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Singer John Legend is nominated for a 2018 Emmy award, bringing him one step closer to an EGOT.

Legend scored his first Emmy nomination Thursday morning, for his role in NBC’s “Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert.”

He will compete against Antonio Banderas (“Genius: Picasso”), Darren Criss (“The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story”), Benedict Cumberbatch (“Patrick Melrose”), Jeff Daniels (“The Looming Tower”) and Jesse Plemons (“Black Mirror”) in the category.

Whoopi Goldberg, Rita Moreno, and Mel Brooks are among those who have achieved an EGOT.

>>Related: 2018 Emmys: Sandra Oh is the first Asian woman nominated for lead actress in drama category 

Legend began his road to EGOT when he won three Grammy Awards in 2006.

He has won 10 to date.

>>Related: 2018 Emmys nominations: ‘Game of Thrones,’ ‘Westworld,’ ‘The Handmaids Tale’ lead nods

Legend’s wife Chrissy Teigen shared her excitement for her husband -- and dismay over the couple’s lack of space shelf for their awards.

 

“If he wins, he will complete his EGOT and my spike tv award will probably be moved,” Teigen tweeted. “But it's ok I AM SO PROUD!”


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