The 2017 Creative Arts Emmys were handed out over two nights, Friday and Saturday, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. The coveted statuettes were presented in a plethora of categories ranging from music, styling, and reality tv hosting. Legendary rapper, Common, and pianist, Robert Glasper, won big with the award for Best Music and Lyrics for their song “Letter to the Free” which was featured on Ava Duvernay's documentary “13th.” This win puts Common one step closer to joining the prestigious EGOT (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, Tony) club which means he just needs that Tony award If you remember, the rapper won his first Oscar when he teamed up with John Legend and Ava DuVernay back in 2015 for "Glory" which was the theme song for the motion picture "Selma."
With a Tony win, Common would join the likes of Whoopi Goldberg, Audrey Hepburn, and Mel Brooks among others. At this time only twelve creatives are regarded with the prestigious EGOT honor. Emmy night also brought big wins for the Netflix original film, “13th”, with DuVernay bringing home the awards for Outstanding Documentary or Non-Fiction special as well as Outstanding writing for Non-Fiction programs.
Common posted a photo on Instagram with his Emmy award, captioned, “I met a new woman today and she sat on my lap. I think she's a keeper.”