One of the biggest names in rock music for the past 50 years is poised to potentially become the next person to receive the rare EGOT by winning an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony. The Hollywood Reporter notes that Bruce Springsteen could pull off the feat after receiving an Emmy nomination today.
Springsteen, who already has 20 Grammy Awards, one Academy Award and one Tony Award, received a Primetime Emmy nomination in the variety special (pre-recorded) category for his Netflix program “Springsteen on Broadway.”
“Springsteen’s nom marks his third Emmy nod,” THR notes. “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.”
The report notes that only 15 people have pulled off the EGOT so far in competitive categories. Springsteen’s Tony, awarded in 2018, is an honorary one.
“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,” THR reports. “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.”