Friday, April 12, 2024

Elton John Special Wins an Emmy, Singer Becomes an EGOT — With a G and 2 T’s Still Possible


Sir Elton John became an EGOT tonight with his Emmy win.

Elton, David Furnish, and co. won an Emmy for the Farewell Yellow Brick Road end of touring in the US special that aired on Disney Plus.

It was Elton’s first Emmy. He received Grammys in 1987, 92, 95, 98, 99, and 2001, Oscars in 1994 and 2019, and a Tony Award in 2023. Of all the rockers in history he is the most awarded across the boards.

And he’s not done yet. Sir Elton is working on a new album with Brandi Carlile that could net him more Grammys. And he has two musicals heading to Broadway — one about Tammy Fay Bakker and the other an adaptation of “The Devil Wears Prada.”

Those are the projects we know about. There may be others! There probably are!

PS When do we get the soundtrack album for this Emmy winning special?

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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