EGOT Watch continues: Following the announcement of the 2018 Emmy Awards nominations on Thursday, there are several new contenders for the elusive entertainment industry honor.
With a nod for his titular role in NBC live musical "Jesus Christ Superstar," John Legend now has a chance to EGOT -- a.k.a., win an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar, and a Tony. It's considered one of the most prestigious achievements a performer can attain, and it's an extremely exclusive club, currently consisting of only 12 members.
The most recent inductee was "Frozen" songwriter Robert Lopez, who snagged his last statuette, the Oscar, in 2014. Legend already has one of those, along with the G and the T, too. Could he finally add the E to his collection? His wife, Chrissy Teigen, certainly thinks so (and has graciously agreed to clear out some space on the couple's awards shelf).
Also joining Legend in the almost-EGOT club are songwriting duo Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, who go by the moniker Pasek and Paul. Their most high-profile EGOT-eligible win so far came in 2017 when they took home several Oscars for "La La Land." The duo is competing in the songwriting category again at the Emmys, landing a nomination for the original song "In the Market for a Miracle," which appeared in Fox's "A Christmas Story Live" (a musical adapted from Pasek and Paul's own Broadway adaptation of the beloved yuletide film).
We'll keep our fingers crossed for some EGOT magic come Emmys night, which is slated for September 17 on NBC.