Bruce Springsteen's Emmy Nomination Could Lead to Potential EGOT Win
The singer-songwriter earned an Emmy nomination on Tuesday. If Springsteen wins the award, he will become the next person to earn the coveted collection of an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar and a Tony.
Bruce Springsteen may become the next EGOT winner.
The singer-songwriter earned an Emmy nomination on Tuesday in the variety special (pre-recorded) category for the Netflix original Springsteen on Broadway.
The special showcases Springsteen's residency on Broadway, which began in October 2017 and ran through December 2018.
He only needs to win an Emmy to become the next person to earn all of the coveted EGOT awards: an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar and a Tony. Springsteen has already won 20 Grammy Awards, one Academy Award and one Tony Award.
He won a special Tony during the 2018 ceremony; the non-competitive award is honorary.
Springsteen's nom marks his third Emmy nod. He was previously nominated in 2001 in the outstanding variety, music or comedy special category and in 2009 in the outstanding special class - short-format live-action entertainment programs category.
Only 15 people currently are EGOT winners. While John Legend, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice are the latest to earn the title of EGOT holder, Richard Rodgers, Helen Hayes, Rita Moreno, John Gielgud, Audrey Hepburn, Marvin Hamlisch, Jonathon Tunick, Mel Brooks, Mike Nichols, Whoopi Goldberg, Scott Rudin and Robert Lopez have also won all four competitive awards.
If Springsteen wins the Emmy during this year's ceremony, he will join the ranks of other non-competitive EGOT winners including Barbra Streisand, Liza Minnelli, James Earl Jones, Alan Menken, Harry Belafonte and Quincy Jones.
The nominees for the 2019 Emmy Awards were announced during a press conference at the Academy's Wolf Theatre in North Hollywood. Ken Jeong and D'Arcy Carden served as the announcers. The 71st Emmy Awards are set to be held Sunday, Sept. 22, at 8 p.m. ET. The ceremony will be broadcast on Fox.