John Legend as Jesus, center, and Sara Bareilles, far right, as Mary Magdalene in NBC's "Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert." (Virginia Sherwood / NBC / TNS)

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John Legend, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice Join the Elite EGOT Club

'Jesus Christ Superstar' Emmy win completes the trio's Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony set.

Three more artists have joined the rare, and somewhat random assortment of EGOT winners. John Legend, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice are now part of the group of entertainers who have won an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony. Their triumph came when NBC’s Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert won five awards at the Creative Arts Emmys, reports the New York Times, including best live variety special.

 

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There are 12 other EGOT winners, among them actors Audrey Hepburn and Whoopi Goldberg, and director and comedian Mel Brooks.

Over the weekend, awards were distributed over nearly 100 categories at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards in two ceremonies, leading up to next week’s 70th Primetime Emmy Awards. So far, Game of Thrones leads the way among winners, along with another long-time Emmy heavyweight, Saturday Night Live. According to the Times, the HBO hit and NBC late night show each took home seven awards this past weekend, giving them the most wins heading into next week’s telecast.

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