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Posted: July 12, 2018

2018 Emmys: John Legend one step closer to EGOT

EGOT - What It Is and Who Has Won It

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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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.

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

Nominees for the 70th Emmy Awards were announced Thursday in Los Angeles, and “Game of Thrones” leads the pack.

Actors Samira Wiley and Ryan Eggold were at the Wolf Theatre at Saban Media Center as they announced the nominations.

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“Game of Thrones” has 22 nominations, followed by “Saturday Night Live” and “Westworld,” each with 21 nominations and “The Handmaids Tale” with 20 nods.

First-time nominees include Tiffany Haddish for her hosting stint on “SNL,” Issa Rae for “Insecure,” John Legend for “Jesus Christ Superstar,” and Ricky Martin for “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story.”

Among the networks, Netflix leads with 112 total nominations, followed by HBO with 108.

The 2018 Primetime Emmy Awards air live in Los Angeles Sept. 17 at 8 p.m. on NBC. “Saturday Night Live” comedians Michael Che and Colin Jost will co-host the show.

The list of nominees is below.

Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie:

Antonio Banderas (“Genius: Picasso”)Darren Criss (“The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story”)Benedict Cumberbatch (“Patrick Melrose”)Jeff Daniels (“The Looming Tower”)John Legend (“Jesus Christ Superstar”)Jesse Plemons (“USS Callister”)

Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie:

Laura Dern (“The Tale”)Jessica Biel (“The Sinner”)Michelle Dockery (“Godless”)Edie Falco (“The Menendez Murders”)Regina King (“Seven Seconds”)Sarah Paulson (“American Horror Story: Cult”)

Lead Actor in a Comedy Series:

Donald Glover (“Atlanta”)Bill Hader (“Barry”)Anthony Anderson (“Black-ish”)William H. Macy (“Shameless”)Larry David (“Curb Your Enthusiasm”)Ted Danson (“The Good Place”)

Lead Actress in a Comedy Series:

Pamela Adlon (“Better Things”)Rachel Brosnahan (“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”)Tracee Ellis Ross (“Black-ish”)Allison Janney (“Mom”)Lily Tomlin (“Grace and Frankie”)Issa Rae (“Insecure”)

Lead Actor in a Drama Series:

Jason Bateman (“Ozark”)Sterling K. Brown (“This Is Us”)Ed Harris (“Westworld”)Matthew Rhys (“The Americans”)Milo Ventimiglia (“This Is Us”)Jeffrey Wright (“Westworld”)

Lead Actress in a Drama Series:

Claire Foy (“The Crown”)Tatiana Maslany (“Orphan Black”)Elisabeth Moss (“The Handmaid’s Tale”)Sandra Oh (“Killing Eve”)Keri Russell (“The Americans”)Evan Rachel Wood (“Westworld”)

Reality Competition

“The Amazing Race”“American Ninja Warrior”“Project Runway”“RuPaul’s Drag Race”“Top Chef”“The Voice”

Variety Sketch Series

“Saturday Night Live” (NBC)“Portlandia” (IFC)“Drunk History” (Comedy Central)“Tracey Ullman’s Show” (HBO)“At Home with Amy Sedaris” (TruTV)“I Love You, America” (Hulu)

Variety Talk Series

“The Daily Show With Trevor Noah”“Full Frontal With Samantha Bee”“Jimmy Kimmel Live”“Last Week Tonight with John Oliver”“Late Late Show with James Corden Late Show with Stephen Colbert”

Limited Series

“The Alienist”“The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story”“Genius: Picasso”“Godless”“Patrick Melrose”

Comedy Series

“Atlanta” (FX)“Barry” (HBO)“Black-ish” (ABC)“Curb Your Enthusiasm” (HBO)“GLOW” (Netflix)“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” (Amazon)“Silicon Valley” (HBO)“The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” (Netflix)

Drama Series

“The Handmaid’s Tale”“Game of Thrones”“This Is Us”“The Crown”“The Americans”“Stranger Things”“Westworld”

Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (“Game of Thrones”)Peter Dinklage (“Game of Thrones”)Joseph Fiennes (“The Handmaid’s Tale”)David Harbour (“Stranger Things”)Mandy Patinkin (“Homeland”)Matt Smith (“The Crown”)

Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

Alexis Bledel (“The Handmaid’s Tale”)Millie Bobby Brown (“Stranger Things”)Ann Dowd (“The Handmaid’s Tale”)Lena Headey (“Game of Thrones”)Thandie Newton (“Westworld”)Yvonne Strahovski (“The Handmaid’s Tale”)

Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

Louie Anderson (“Baskets”)Alec Baldwin (“Saturday Night Live”)Tituss Burgess (“Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”)Tony Shalhoub (“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”)Kenan Thompson (“Saturday Night Live”)Henry Winkler (“Barry”)

Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

Zazie Beetz (“Atlanta”)Alex Borstein (“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”)Aidy Bryant (“Saturday Night Live”)Betty Gilpin (“GLOW”)Leslie Jones (“Saturday Night Live”)Kate McKinnon (“Saturday Night Live”)Laurie Metcalf (“Roseanne”)Megan Mullally (“Will & Grace”)

Television Movie

“Fahrenheit 451” (HBO)“Flint” (Lifetime)“Paterno” (HBO)“The Tale” (HBO)“Black Mirror: USS Callister” (Netflix)

Structured Reality Program

“Antiques Roadshow” (PBS)“Fixer Upper” (HGTV)“Lip Sync Battle” (Paramount)“Queer Eye” (Netflix)“Shark Tank” (ABC)“Who Do You Think You Are?” (TLC)

Unstructured Reality Program

“Born This Way” (A&E)“Deadliest Catch” (Discovery)“Intervention” (A&E)“Naked and Afraid” (Discovery Channel)“RuPaul’s Drag Race: Untucked” (VH1)“United Shades of America With W. Kamau Bell” (CNN)

Host for Reality/Reality Competition Program

W. Kamau Bell (“United Shades of America With W. Kamau Bell”)Ellen DeGeneres (“Ellen’s Game of Games”)RuPaul Charles (“RuPaul’s Drag Race”)Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn (“Project Runway”)Jane Lynch (“Hollywood Game Night”)

Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie

Jeff Daniels (“Godless”)Brandon Victor Dixon (“Jesus Christ Superstar”)John Leguizamo (“Waco”)Ricky Martin (“The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story”)Edgar Ramirez (“The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story”)Michael Stuhlbarg (“The Looming Tower”)Finn Wittrock (“The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story”)

Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie

Sara Bareilles (“Jesus Christ Superstar Live In Concert”)Penelope Cruz (“The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story”)Judith Light (“The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story”)Adina Porter (“American Horror Story: Cult”)Merritt Wever (“Godless”)Letitia Wright (“Black Museum” (Black Mirror))

Guest Actor in a Drama Series

F. Murray Abraham (“Homeland”)Cameron Britton (“Mindhunter”)Matthew Goode (“The Crown”)Ron Cephas Jones (“This Is Us”)Gerald McRaney (“This Is Us”)Jimmi Simpson (“Westworld”)

Guest Actress in a Drama Series

Viola Davis (“Scandal”)Kelly Jenrette (The Handmaid’s Tale”)Cherry Jones (“The Handmaid’s Tale”)Diana Rigg (“Game of Thrones”)Cicely Tyson (“How to Get Away With Murder”)Samira Wiley (“The Handmaid’s Tale”)

Guest Actor in a Comedy Series

Sterling K. Brown (“Brooklyn Nine-Nine”)Bryan Cranston (“Curb Your Enthusiasm”)Donald Glover (“Saturday Night Live”)Bill Hader (“Saturday Night Live”)Lin-Manuel Miranda (“Curb Your Enthusiasm”)Katt Williams (“Atlanta”)

Guest Actress in a Comedy Series 

Tina Fey (“Saturday Night Live”)Tiffany Haddish (“Saturday Night Live”)Jane Lynch (“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”)Maya Rudolph (“The Good Place”)Molly Shannon (“Will & Grace”)Wanda Sykes (“Black-ish”)

  Photos: 2018 Emmys nominations for drama series
  Photos: 2018 Emmys nominations for comedy series
  Photos: 2018 Emmys nominations for limited series
  2018 Emmys: Sandra Oh is the first Asian woman nominated for lead actress in drama category
2018 Emmys: Sandra Oh is the first Asian woman nominated for lead actress in drama category

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

Sandra Oh’s nomination at the 2018 Primetime Emmys makes her the first Asian woman nominated in a lead actress drama category.

Variety reported that Oh, who stars in the critically acclaimed BBC America thriller “Killing Eve,” is nominated for lead actress in a drama series. She is the first actress of Asian descent to be nominated in the category. She is Korean Canadian.

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Oh is familiar to most for playing Dr. Cristina Yang on the ABC medical drama “Grey’s Anatomy.” ET reported that she was nominated five times in a row from 2005 to 2009 in the supporting actress category for the role. 

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

On her new show, Oh plays MI-5 officer Eve Polastri. The series’ director, BAFTA winning Jon East, said the nomination was “totally deserved.”

“(Sandra Oh) is one of the most talented individuals whom it has been my pleasure and privilege to direct,” East tweeted Thursday. “Working with her on ‘Killing Eve’ was very rewarding and I couldn’t have been more delighted with her nuanced and compelling performance.

Oh shared her reaction to the nomination by tweeting a photo of herself with her American-Taiwanese actress Michelle Krusiec.

The 2018 Emmys air Sept. 17.

Related video: Top 2018 Emmy Nominations

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