Adele has now gotten her first ever Emmy and declared herself “pleased as punch” at the honor, putting her one prize away from the EGOT.
On Saturday, for her CBS special “One Night Only,” in which she gave a spectacular performance at the Griffith Observatory in California, the Easy on Me singer was honored with a Creative Emmy.
She posted a rare image of herself with the prize on Instagram, writing, “Bloody hell I’m pleased as punch!”
“I appreciate @mrbenwinston sending this my way this afternoon! I’ll admit it, I have an EGO.
Thank you very much for this, @televisionacad. I feel incredibly privileged to have it. Bravo to all parties involved. Thank you to @griffithobservatory and much love to all the other nominees for allowing me to perform on your mountain.
Adele already has a number of Grammy Awards and an Oscar under her belt; all she needs is a Tony to complete the set.
With five awards, including for greatest variety special, Adele’s One Night Only, which saw her perform in front of a host of A-listers in Los Angeles, including Leonardo DiCaprio, Selena Gomez, Donald Glover, and Gordon Ramsay, took the lead (pre-recorded).
Along with Dave Chappelle’s Closer, Return to Hogwarts, the Harry Potter reunion, Norm Macdonald: Nothing Special, and One Last Time: An Evening with Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga, it was nominated for an award.
The 34-year-old artist has won 15 Grammy Awards for her various albums, and in 2013 she also took home an Oscar for Skyfall’s best original song.
Adele has already acknowledged that she is unsure whether the Tony will ever be given.
The Tony is fairly implausible, isn’t it? she stated to James Corden during Carpool Karaoke. How will I spend my time?
“What, composing a major musical?” queried James.
Adele told him, “I’ve got time for that. ‘What if no one cared then?!’
She’s not the only celebrity who has come close to earning the coveted EGOT; Eminem is also just one Tony away from becoming one of the 17 persons in history to have done so.
Along with Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Mary J. Blige, Kendrick Lamar, and 50 Cent, the iconic rapper performed in the Pepsi Super Bowl LVI Halftime Show, which also garnered major awards at the Creative Emmys.