Adele poses with new Emmy for special as she inches toward EGOT

‘Trust me to officially have an EGO!’: Adele poses with her Emmy for CBS concert special – and she is now just a Tony away from coveted EGOT status

Adele joked ‘trust me to officially have an EGO’ after winning the Outstanding Variety Special (Pre-Recorded) award during the 2022 Creative Arts Emmys.

The musician, 34, posted with her trophy in an image posted to her Instagram page on Sunday after being awarded the prize the previous evening for her CBS special One Night Only that was simulcast on Paramount + in November 2021.

The singer-songwriter now only needs a Tony award to reach the coveted ‘EGOT’ status, which has been described as the ‘grand slam of showbusiness’ and refers to winning an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony.

Showcasing the latest trophy added to her cabinet, Adele wrote alongside the snap: ‘B****y hell I’m pleased as punch! Thank you @mrbenwinston for dropping this round to me this afternoon!!’ she began in the caption.  

‘Trust me to officially have an EGO,’ followed with a screaming out loud happy face emoji.

One win away from EGOT: Adele, 34, posed with the Emmy award she won for Outstanding Variety Special (Pre-Recorded) during the 2022 Creative Arts Emmys, leaving her just a Tony award away from reaching EGOT status

‘Thank you so much @televisionacad , I’m so so honored to receive this. Big up to everyone involved. @griffithobservatory thank you for letting me sing up on your mountain and big love to all the other nominees x.’

For the cover photo, Adele flashed a glowing and proud smile from behind the golden Emmy.

Seemingly shot while at home, she also got playful with the camera and dropped a tough look as she sat behind the trophy.

The third and final photo just featured the Emmy as it sat atop a table in her living room.

Beaming: The English singer–songwriter flashed a proud smile in her Instagram post, where she mentioned she had reach the EGO level of the EGOT

Awards accumulating: The London native also shared a photo showing the Emmy award on her table in the living room

Adele’s television special won in all five of the categories it was nominated in during Saturday’s ceremony in Downtown Los Angeles, which also included Outstanding Lighting Design/Lighting Direction For A Variety Special, Outstanding Sound Mixing For A Variety Series or Special, Outstanding Technical Direction/Camerawork For A Special, and Outstanding Directing For A Variety Special.

One Night Only, which was Adele’s first live performance in six years, was filmed at the Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles on October 24, 2021, and then aired the following month.

It featured Adele performing three then-unheard songs from her fourth studio album 30 (2021), as well as songs from her previous three albums 19 (2008), 21 (2011) and 25 (2015). 

The performances were interspersed with an interview by legendary television host Oprah Winfrey.

5 for 5: Adele’s television special actually won in all five of the Emmy categories, which includes Outstanding Lighting Design/Lighting Direction For A Variety Special, Outstanding Sound Mixing For A Variety Series or Special, Outstanding Technical Direction/Camerawork For A Special, and Outstanding Directing For A Variety Special

Special night: One Night Only, which was Adele’s first live performance in six years, was filmed at the Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles on October 24, 2021 and aired the following month

To accomplish the first three parts of the EGOT, Adele previously won 15 Grammys out of 18 nominations, and scored her Oscar by winning Best Original Song for the soundtrack single Skyfall for the James Bond film of the same name.

There have only been 17 artists in the history of entertainment that have won all four  categories: Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony, with the most recent member being Jennifer Hudson, who most recently won a Tony award in June for producing the musical A Strange Loop. 

In fact, she has made history as the third Black EGOT winner, and the fifth woman. 

Along with Hudson, fellow EGOT winners in the 21st century include Alan Menken (2020) John Legend (2018), Andrew Lloyd Webber (2018), Tim Rice (2018), Robert Lopez (2008), Whoopi Goldberg (2002) and Mike Nichols (2001).

The short list of winners from the 20th century are Marvin Hamlisch (1995), Audrey Hepburn (1993), John Gielgud (1991), Scott Rudin (1984), Jonathan Tunick (1982), Rita Moreno (1977), Mel Brooks (1967), Richard Rodgers (1962) and Helen Hayes (1953).

Confessional: Adele’s performances for One Night Only were interspersed with an interview by legendary television host Oprah Winfrey

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