One of the unique golf equipment in all of leisure is the EGOT — an acronym that signifies that somebody has gained every of the 4 high prizes in 4 completely different artwork varieties: The Emmy for tv work, the Grammy for musical work, the Oscar for movie work, and the Tony for theater work. And with a win at tonight’s Emmys, Elton John grew to become the most recent particular person to assemble an EGOT — and solely the nineteenth particular person in historical past.
John gained an Emmy tonight for Greatest Selection Particular (Stay) for his stay Disney+ live performance movie Elton John: Farewell From Dodger Stadium. he beforehand gained 5 Grammy Awards, beginning with one in 1987 for the tune “That’s What Associates Are For.” He earned his first Oscar in 1995, when “Can You Really feel the Love Tonight” from The Lion King gained Greatest Authentic Music.
5 years later, John gained the Tony for Greatest Authentic Rating for the musical Aida. And, lastly, he accomplished his EGOT with Farewell From Dodger Stadium.
(In between, John gained 4 extra Grammy Awards, a Grammy Legend Award, and a second Oscar for Authentic Music, for “(I’m Gonna) Love Me Once more” from the biopic of his life, Rocketman.)
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At 76 years previous, John is the second oldest artist in historical past to finish an EGOT; the oldest was John Gielgud, who completed his on the age of 87 when he gained his Emmy for his efficiency in Summer season’s Lease. (The youngest EGOT winner is Robert Lopez, who gained an EGOT within the span of ten years by the point he was 39, thanks largely to his work on movies like Frozen and reveals like The Ebook of Mormon and Avenue Q.)
Different notable EGOT winners embrace Whoopi Goldberg, Rita Moreno, Jennifer Hudson, John Legend, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Mike Nichols, and Mel Brooks.
Though it was initially broadcast stay, you possibly can nonetheless watch Elton John: Farewell From Dodger Stadium on Disney+.
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