Elton John Becomes 19th Person to Win EGOT

Sir Elton John has become the 19th person to win an EGOT.

At this year’s Emmy Awards, the 76-year-old musician completed the rare distinction by winning Best Variety Special for his 2022 Disney+ concert film, Elton John Live: Farewell from Dodger Stadium.

Over the course of his legendary career, John has won six Grammys, two Academy Awards, and one Tony Award. With tonight’s win at the Emmys, John follows in the footsteps of legends like Richard Rogers, Rita Moreno, Audrey Hepburn, Mel Brooks, and Andrew Lloyd Webber in achieving EGOT status.

Prior to John, the most recent EGOT winners were John Legend (2018), Alan Menken (2020), Jennifer Hudson (2022), and Viola Davis (2023).

John did not attend tonight’s Emmy Awards, but did issue a statement following his victory. “I am incredibly humbled to be joining the unbelievably talented group of EGOT winners tonight,” he said. “The journey to this moment has been filled with passion, dedication, and the unwavering support of my fans all around the world. Tonight is a testament to the power of the arts and the joy that it brings to all our lives. Thank you to everyone who has supported me throughout my career, I am incredibly grateful.”


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