How Bruce Springsteen Got One Step Away From an EGOT

The Boss was nominated for an Emmy Award earlier this week

July 17, 2019

We all know The Boss is the best, but he may soon have all the awards to prove it.

On Tuesday it was announced that Bruce Springsteen is nominated for Outstanding Variety Special (Pre-Recorded) at the upcoming Emmy Awards, for his Netflix special Springsteen on Broadway. A win would earn Springsteen the final piece of the EGOT puzzle, giving him an Oscar, a Tony, a room full of GRAMMYs, and finally an Emmy.

It all started in 1985, when Bruce won Best Male Rock Vocal Performance at the GRAMMYs for “Dancing In The Dark.” The song was also up for Record Of The Year, from the Album Of The Year nominee Born In The U.S.A.  It was the first of 20 GRAMMY wins for Springsteen.

The Boss managed another GRAMMY for “Tunnel Of Love” in 1988, before scoring 4 awards at the ceremony in 1995 for “Streets Of Philadelphia.” The song would also secure Springsteen an Oscar award. It won Best Original Song from the film Philadelphia a year prior at the Academy Awards.

That might have been it, but then Bruce had to go and conquer Broadway. Springsteen on Broadway wasn’t even technically eligible for a Tony award, but they gave him one anyway. The show won a special honorary Tony because they were not able to provide complimentary tickets to all Tony voters. There’s probably a Jersey rule about freebies. However the show was so powerful, they still gave him the Tony.

Now that Springsteen has got the GOT, all that’s left is the E. The category that Bruce is nominated in is stacked this year with some musical heavyweights, from Beyoncé’s Homecoming Netflix concert special to Paul McCartney driving around with James Corden on Carpool Karaoke.

We’ll see if Springsteen prevails when the awards happen live, September 22nd on FOX.