English singer-songwriter Adele picked up five Creative Emmy Awards for her variety special One Night Only, which makes her closer to the much-coveted EGOT (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, Tony) winners’ list. The 34-year-old has 15 Grammy Awards under her belt, besides the Academy Award she won for the James Bond film Skyfall’s title track.
Adele posted pictures with her Emmy where she said she’s “pleased as a punch” for winning the coveted award. Besides the award for outstanding variety special, One Night Only picked up Emmys for cinematography, lighting, sound mixing, as well as direction. Check out her post right here:
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One Night Only had tough competition to face in its category, which had contenders like Dave Chappelle’s comedy special, The Closer, One Last Time: An Evening With Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga, Norm Macdonald: Nothing Special from the Canadian comedian, as well as Return to Hogwarts, the Harry Potter reunion special that was made to celebrate the franchise’s 20th year.
Besides Adele, other notable winners at this year’s Creative Emmys include the team behind the hit Netflix series Stranger Things. The episode Chapter Four: Dear Billy won accolades in technical categories like Prosthetic Makeup and Outstanding Music Supervision.
Peter Jackson’s documentary, The Beatles: Get Back, won the award for Outstanding Directing For A Documentary/Nonfiction Program for the segment Part 3: Days 17-22. Former US President Barrack Obama took home the award for Outstanding Narrator for the Netflix documentary, Our Great National Parks. Another Netflix production, the animated series Arcane, won the award for Outstanding Animated Program.
Netflix and HBO Max were the biggest winners of the night. HBO/HBO Max took home a total of nine Emmys while Netflix followed suit with eight. While Adele won her award for the pre-recorded variety special, the live variety special award was given to Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, 50 Cent, Kendrick Lamar, and Mary J. Blige for The Pepsi Super Bowl LVI Halftime Show.