Elton John Earns A Rare EGOT - Noise11.com
Elton John by Ros O'Gorman

Elton John by Ros O'Gorman

Elton John Earns A Rare EGOT

by Paul Cashmere on January 17, 2024

in News,Noise Pro

Sir Elton John has become only the 19th person to win an Academy Award (Oscar), Grammy Award, Tony Award and now an Emmy Award (collectively called EGOT).

Elton picked up an Emmy Award for Outstanding Variety Special (Live) this week for his ‘Elton John: Farewell from Dodger Stadium’ event on Disney+.

Elton could not make the event but producers Ben Winston and David Furnish picked up the award.

Elton later posted to his socials:

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!

The full list of EGOTs:
• Richard Rodgers
• Helen Hayes
• Rita Moreno
• John Gielgud
• Audrey Hepburn
• Marvin Hamlisch
• Jonathan Tunick
• Mel Brooks
• Mike Nichols
• Whoopi Goldberg
• Scott Rudin
• Robert Lopez
• Andrew Lloyd Webber
• Tim Rice
• John Legend
• Alan Menken
• Jennifer Hudson
• Viola Davis
• Elton John

Stay updated with your free Noise11.com daily music news email alert. Subscribe to Noise11 Music News here

Be the first to see NOISE11.com’s newest interviews and special features on YOUTUBE and updated regularly. See things first SUBSCRIBE here: Noise11 on YouTube SUBSCRIBE

Noise11.com

Related Posts

Sunbury 24
Sunbury ’24 Will Mark 50th Anniversary of Iconic Australia Festival

A 50th anniversary concert to mark the impact of Australia’s Sunbury Music Festival will take place in Sunbury in April.

3 days ago
Larry David and Richard Lewis
Brilliant Comedic Mind Richard Lewis Passes Away Aged 76

Richard Lewis, one of the brilliant minds of comedy, has passed away at age 76.

3 days ago
Kanye West photo by Ros O'Gorman
Kanye West Sued For Theft Of Donna Summer Song

Kanye West is being sued after being accused of "blatant theft" of Donna Summer's song, I Feel Love.

4 days ago
Ozzy Osbourne and Black Sabbath photo by Ros OGorman
Ozzy Osbourne On His Kanye West Remarks

Ozzy Osbourne has reflected on standing up to Kanye West. Earlier this month, Ozzy slammed West for using a sample of the Black Sabbath hit Iron Man without permission.

4 days ago
Cheap Trick Juggle The Setlist For Second Australian Show For Red Hot Summer

Cheap Trick performed a second show for Red Hot Summer on the Gold Coast on Sunday with a sizeable different setlist to the Saturday show.

5 days ago
Todd Rundgren Australian tour 2024 photo by Karen Freedman
REVIEW: Todd Rundgren In Sydney

I heard there was a bit of competition in Sydney town on Saturday night.

5 days ago
Rod Stewart A Day On The Green 31 March 23 Pic Credit Shotz by David Jackson
Rod Stewart and Jools Holland On Track For No 1 In UK

Rod Stewart and Jools Holland are set to top the Official Albums Chart for the first time as a duo this week with their brand-new album, Swing Fever.

5 days ago