Emmys 2024: Sir Elton John has become an EGOT winner

Publish Date
Tuesday, 16 January 2024, 4:25PM

The time has come: the 75th Emmy Awards are here, with Sir Elton John earning a huge title.

Much-loved singer Elton John has been awarded the Emmy for Best Variety Special for his Disney+ show Elton John Live: Farewell From Dodger Stadium. It means he’s become an EGOT winner, having won a Grammy award, Oscar award, Tony award and Emmy award.

He’s the 19th person to ever claim such a title, Entertainment Weekly reports, following in the footsteps of legends like Audrey Hepburn, John Legend, Richard Rodgers and Viola Davis.

Elton shared his gratitude for this amazing achievement on social media writing, "We won an Emmy and I am on cloud nine!! Receiving this recognition is a testament to the passion and dedication of everyone involved, and I am so deeply grateful.
Whilst I am gutted that I couldn’t be there to accept this award in person– I recently underwent a knee operation, a gentle reminder, perhaps, of a lifetime spent jumping off pianos (see pic 2!) - my heartfelt thanks go out to the Academy and all those who took the time to vote. This award reflects the collective effort and creativity of an amazing team…"

"I want to express my deepest gratitude to Disney+, David Furnish, Luke Lloyd Davies, Ben Winston, and the entire Fulwell 73 Productions and Rocket Entertainment teams for your commitment to bring this to life.
A special acknowledgment goes to the exceptional band and the entire crew of the Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour. Your commitment and talent have always been the driving force that keeps our incredible fans entertained night after night. 
Thank you to my incredible special guests Dua Lipa, Brandi Carlile, and Kiki Dee plus Bernie Taupin for joining me on stage that special night.
Thank you to all  the fans, friends, and collaborators who have supported me throughout the years. 
Honoured to have joined the hallowed ranks of EGOT winners, here’s to the joy of music and the magic it brings to our lives!"

Congrats Elton!

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