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The 2018 Emmy nominations were announced Thursday morning and John Legend is one step closer to getting the most coveted award in the entertainment industry.

The musician and actor was nominated for his lead performance on NBC’s “Jesus Christ Superstar Live In Concert,” getting him one step closer to an EGOT.

In order to receive an EGOT, you must win an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony award.

Legend previously won an Oscar and Grammy for his work on the movie “Selma” and a Tony for the best revival of a play, “Jitney.”

If he wins the Emmy this fall, Legend will join the dozen people who have won the award. That list includes Whoopi Goldberg, Mel Brooks, and Audrey Hepburn.

Legend’s wife Chrissy Teigen chimed in on Twitter with her excitement over his nomination.

13 nominations for Jesus Christ Superstar this morning! John got two emmy nominations! If he wins, he will complete his EGOT and my spike tv award will probably be moved. But it’s ok I AM SO PROUD!

— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) July 12, 2018

“13 nominations for Jesus Christ Superstar this morning! John got two emmy nominations! If he wins, he will complete his EGOT and my spike tv award will probably be moved. But it’s ok I AM SO PROUD!” Teigen wrote.

Legend has quite the list of fellow actors to beat for that EGOT. Antonio Banderas (“Genius: Picasso), Benedict Cumberbatch (“Patrick Melrose”), Darren Criss (“The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story”), Jeff Daniels (“The Looming Tower”), and Jesse Plemons (“Black Mirror”) are also nominated in the outstanding lead actor in a limited series or movie category.

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Source:: Business Insider

      

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