At Sunday night's Creative Emmy Awards, John Legend won the Emmy for Outstanding Variety Special thanks to his role as producer on Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert. With the achievement, Legend became the youngest member of the prestigious EGOT club—a small group of entertainers who have won Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony awards.
Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice also became EGOT winners Sunday night. Previous EGOT winners include Audrey Hepburn, Mel Brooks, and Whoopi Goldberg. Chrissy Teigen commemorated her husband’s big moment this weekend with a photo of the three newest members of the club on Twitter.
"Being a part of Jesus Christ Superstar was one of my favorite experiences in my career," Legend said in a statement when he was nominated for the award. "Such a wonderful show, such a wonderful team. I couldn't be more proud of what we all did together and I'm so grateful for the opportunity to do this."
Before winning his first Emmy on Sunday night, Legend had already won 10 Grammy Awards, a Best Original Song Oscar in 2015 for Selma's "Glory," and a Best Revival of a Play Tony Award in 2017 for co-producing Jitney. Speaking about the possibility of becoming an EGOT winner with Entertainment Tonight in July, Legend said, "I never thought about it as a goal. But when I got close I thought, 'Well, that would be really cool.'"
Sunday nights' Creative Arts Emmys featured awards in categories that don't usually make it on the televised version of the ceremony. The 70th Primetime Emmy Awards will take place on September 17 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, broadcast by NBC. The night will be hosted by Colin Jost and Michael Che. Discussing the joint hosting gig, Jost recently told the Los Angeles Times, "I found out it was with Michael and I was really excited to figure it out together because we always had similar ideas about what’s funny, even though we come at it from different angles."