On Monday night, John won an Emmy Award for outstanding live variety special for 'Elton John Live: Farewell from Dodger Stadium.'
Elton John is soaking in the moment.
On Monday night, the "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road" singer won an Emmy for Elton John Live: Farewell from Dodger Stadium, officially earning him the final piece of the puzzle for EGOT status. Now, he can't help but celebrate!
"We won an Emmy and I am on cloud nine!! Receiving this recognition is a testament to the passion and dedication of everyone involved, and I am so deeply grateful," John, 76, wrote on Instagram, celebrating the news.
He also told fans that he unable to accept the award in person due to a recent "knee operation."
"A gentle reminder, perhaps, of a lifetime spent jumping off pianos," he joked. "My heartfelt thanks go out to the @televisionacad and all those who took the time to vote. This award reflects the collective effort and creativity of an amazing team."
"Thank you to all the fans, friends, and collaborators who have supported me throughout the years," he continued, after listing out the people he wished to thank for their help. "Honoured to have joined the hallowed ranks of EGOT winners, here’s to the joy of music and the magic it brings to our lives!"
At Monday's award show Amy Poehler, who presented the award, hinted at his new status in her introduction for his nomination saying, "Now I can’t speak for Elton but, 'EGOT' to be excited about that."
Though John was not in attendance, the special's producers went up to receive the award on his behalf, saying that he "sent his love and thanks" to the voters.
“We knew this show would be historic because it was going to be Elton’s last ever show in North America on tour. We knew it would be historic because it was Disney’s first ever live global stream,” one of the producers said while accepting John’s Emmy onstage. “We did not know it was gonna be historic because it was going to win a man who has created the soundtrack to all of our lives. He’s done so much great for society — who is all of our heroes. We didn’t know that it was gonna win him an EGOT.”
In a separate news release after the win, John — now the 19th person to ever score the coveted four awards — added, “I am incredibly humbled to be joining the unbelievably talented group of EGOT winners tonight. The journey to this moment has been filled with passion, dedication, and the unwavering support of my fans all around the world."
"Tonight is a testament to the power of the arts and the joy that it brings to all our lives. Thank you to everyone who has supported me throughout my career, I am incredibly grateful,” he said.
Elton John Live: Farewell from Dodger Stadium, which debuted on Disney+, received three Emmy nominations. The singer filmed the special on Nov. 20, 2022 as part of his Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour. A documentary titled Goodbye Yellow Brick Road: The Final Elton John Performances and the Years That Made His Legend was also released alongside it.
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