Creative Arts Emmy Awards: Super Bowl LVI Halftime Show lands historic win
Los Angeles, California - The 2022 NFL Super Bowl Halftime Show that featured hip-hop legends Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, 50 Cent, Eminem, and Kendrick Lamar along with R&B diva Mary J. Blige, prevailed at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards in a category that has frequently honored live musicals and the Tony Awards telecasts.
On Saturday, the Super Bowl LVI Halftime Show won a gilded Emmy trophy in both the Outstanding Variety Special (Live) and Outstanding Production Design for a Variety Special categories for the Super Bowl LVI Halftime Show per Deadline.
Notably, this is the first time that a Super Bowl halftime show, or hip-hop artists, have won in either category.
The highly anticipated show, which brought in over 103 million viewers, took place on February 13 during Super Bowl LVI, which ended with the Los Angeles Rams defeating the Cincinnati Bengals.
For Eminem, the Emmy win puts the music legend one step closer to achieving the acclaimed "EGOT" status.
The 15-time Grammy Award winner and single Academy Award recipient only needs a Tony Award to achieve the elusive title, which is given to artists who have won an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony.
As of today, only 17 people have achieved EGOT status including Audrey Hepburn, Rita Moreno, and Whoopi Goldberg.
In June, singer and actor Jennifer Hudson joined the EGOT club in June after winning the Tony Award for best musical as the producer of A Strange Loop.
In addition to Saturday's Creative Emmy wins, the Super Bowl LVI Halftime Show is also nominated for five Primetime Emmys. The ceremony is scheduled to take place on September 12 at the Microsoft Theater in downtown LA.
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