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Adele quipped that she “officially has an EGO” as she broke her silence on winning her first Emmy.
The 34-year-old singer took home the Outstanding Variety Special (Pre-Recorded) gong for her CBS special ‘Adele One Night Only’ at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards on Saturday (03.09.22).
The special programme aired last November and saw the megastar perform new music for the first time in six years and conduct an intimate interview with Oprah Winfrey.
‘Adele One Night Only’ also scooped wins in the Outstanding Lighting Design/Lighting Direction For A Variety Special, Outstanding Sound Mixing For A Variety Series Or Special and Outstanding Technical Direction, Camerawork, Video Control For A Special categories.
The honour means that Adele is just a Tony Award win away from EGOT status – stars with an Emmy Award, a Grammy Award, an Oscar and a Tony Award.
And reacting to the win after she was absent from the ceremony in Los Angeles, Adele wrote alongside snaps of the ‘Hello’ hitmaker with her award: “Bloody hell I’m pleased as punch! Thank you @mrbenwinston for dropping this round to me this afternoon!! Trust me to officially have an EGO. Thank you so much @televisionacad , I’m so so honored to receive this. Big up to everyone involved. @griffithobservatory thank you for letting me sing up on your mountain and big love to all the other nominees x (sic)”
Adele, rap icon Eminem and Beatles legends Sir Paul McCartney and Sir Ringo Starr are also now a Tony away from EGOT status.
The ‘Lose Yourself’ hitmaker scooped Best Variety Special (Live) for the Super Bowl halftime show this year, while the surviving members of the ‘Let it Be’ group won Emmys for their producing roles in Peter Jackson’s ‘The Beatles: Get Back’ docu-series.