The 2018 Creative Arts Emmys proved to be a stomping grounds for Black Excellence as, along with Black actors and actresses sweeping the visitor classes, John Legend made historical past by changing into the primary Black man to attain EGOT standing.
That is proper, Legend now provides an entire new that means to his identify as he made historical past by changing into the primary Black man to earn all 4 coveted awards in showbiz: Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony Award. Along with this main feat, the 39-year-old additionally tied with Robert Lopez because the youngest man to take action.
Legend took to Instagram shortly after his win for Jesus Christ Celebrity, the place he posted a photograph alongside the opposite EGOT winners, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice. All of them at the moment are the 13th, 14th, and 15th business members to attain this feat.
4 Black actors are additionally rewriting the historical past books as, for the primary time in Emmy historical past, the awards for all 4 visitor classes went to African-American performers.
Tiffany Haddish gained for Finest Visitor Actress in a Comedy for internet hosting Saturday Evening Dwell, Ron Cephas Jones gained for Finest Visitor Actor in a Drama for This Is Us, Samira Wiley gained for Finest Visitor Actress in a Drama for The Handmaid’s Story and Katt Williams gained for Finest Visitor Actor in a Comedy for Atlanta.
See the complete checklist of winners, right here.