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Elton John Finally Achieves EGOT Status at Emmys

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Sir Elton John achieved EGOT status tonight, winning his final award in the Emmy/Grammy/Oscar/Tony quartet at the 75th Annual Emmy Awards. The singer won for his Disney+ program Elton John Live: Farewell From Dodger Stadium, which was nominated in the Best Variety Special (Live) category. Although John was unable to attend the show to accept the award, executive producer Gabe Turner gave a speech on the singer’s behalf. According to Turner, John is “absolutely fine. But he wanted to send his love and thanks to the Television Academy for this wonderful award.” Prior to his Emmy win, John won five Grammys, two Oscars (for songs in The Lion King and Rocketman), and one Tony for the Aida score.

“I am incredibly humbled to be joining the unbelievably talented group of EGOT winners tonight,” John said in a press statement after his win. “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.”

Read it at The Hollywood Reporter

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