Adele, Eminem & More Just a Tony Away from EGOT After Their Emmy Wins

Adele at the 42nd BRIT Awards
Adele at the 42nd BRIT Awards. Photo by Anthony Harvey/Shutterstock (12795945bt)

Reaching the EGOT status is one of the highest honors in the entertainment industry, and four stars are one step closer to getting theirs following the Creative Arts Emmys last weekend. Adele, Eminem, Paul McCartney, and Ringo Starr are now just a Tony away from EGOT status.

Adele: One Night Only was one of the biggest winners of the night with five trophies, including an outstanding variety special (pre-recorded). The British hitmaker already has 15 Grammy Awards under her belt, in addition to an Oscar for the best original song with “Skyfall”.

As for Eminem, he owes his triumph at the Creative Arts Emmys to his appearance at the Super Bowl halftime show this year. He’s a recipient of 15 Grammys, just like Adele, and he also won an Oscar for the best original song for “Lose Yourself” from 8 Mile.

Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr won their Emmys for producing the documentary The Beatles: Get Back. They both previously received an Oscar for the Beatles’ song “Let It Be”, in addition to several Grammys, both competitive and honorary.

The 74th Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards took place across two nights on September 3 and 4, and they’ll be followed by the Primetime Emmy Awards on September 12.