Former Speaking Heads frontman David Byrne might wind up as an EGOT winner this yr if he wins on the upcoming Emmys. In response to The A.V. Club, the HBO live performance movie, “David Byrne’s American Utopia,” directed by Spike Lee, was nominated within the Excellent Selection Particular (pre-recorded) class. For the reason that award would go to producers or govt producers, Byrne would technically win the Emmy since he’s an govt producer on “American Utopia.” Byrne already has an Oscar and Grammy win for his “The Final Emperor” rating, and per The New York Times, “American Utopia” additionally received a particular Tony Award lately.
“American Utopia” faces stiff competitors, particularly from “Hamilton,” which has 12 Emmy nominations and some stars additionally inching nearer to EGOT standing. In response to Deadline, “Hamilton” stars Renée Elise Goldsberry, Daveed Diggs, and Leslie Odom Jr. had been all nominated for his or her roles within the musical. Goldsberry, Diggs, and Odom have already got Tony and Grammy awards due to their work in “Hamilton,” they usually solely want an Oscar and Emmy win to hitch the EGOT membership. Additionally, “WandaVision” songwriter Kristen Anderson-Lopez was nominated for an Emmy for the present’s title theme and the tune “Agatha All Alongside.” Anderson-Lopez already has Oscar and Grammy wins for “Let It Go” from “Frozen,” leaving her an Emmy and Tony in need of an EGOT.