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John Legend achieves EGOT with Emmy win

John Legend has made history by becoming the first black man to reach EGOT status after receiving an Emmy on the weekend.
 
The 39 year-old has joined the select group of people to win an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and a Tony - considered the holy grail of performance awards.
 
The Emmy win was for his performance in Jesus Christ Superstar.
 
Legend is the joint youngest person to receive the accolade.
 
Before Legend, only 12 people, including Whoppi Goldberg, had won an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony in competitive categories.
 
Other Emmy winners 
 
Meanwhile, Tiffany Haddish, Ron Cephas Jones, Samira Wiley and Katt Williams all struck Emmy gold for their respective television guest star appearances in a history-making set of results. 
 
Haddish, who worked on Saturday Night Live and Williams, who was on Atlanta, won for best guest actress and actor in a comedy series.
 
Jones, a beloved figure on NBC's This Is Us, and Wiley, a compelling presence on Hulu's The Handmaid's Tale, took home the prizes for best guest actor and actress in a drama.
 
It is the first time all four guest star statues were awarded to black actors.
 
They are all first-time Emmy winners.
 


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