The US TV concert special aired last November, and saw the star perform tracks from her album ’30’ at the Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles while also being interviewed by Oprah Winfrey.
It won five awards, including Outstanding Variety Special (Pre-Recorded), meaning Adele is now one step closer to EGOT status – more specifically a small handful of people who have won the four major Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony awards. Adele already has 15 Grammys, and won the Best Original Song Oscar for ‘Skyfall’.
Posing with her statuette, Adele wrote on Instagram: “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 [cry laughing emoji].
“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”.
Other winners at the Creative Arts Emmys – which comes ahead of the main Primetime Emmys ceremony next weekend – included The Beatles for Peter Jackson’s Disney+ docuseries The Beatles: Get Back, which took home five awards.
The Superbowl Halftime Show earlier this year, which included Eminem, Dr. Dre, Kendrick Lamar, Snoop Dogg, Mary J. Blige, 50 Cent and Anderson .Paak, took home three awards including Variety Special (live), Outstanding Music Direction, and Outstanding Production Design For A Variety Special, while Lizzo’s Watch Out For The Big Grrrls won two awards.
Adele performing at Hyde Park. Credit: Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images
Meanwhile, last month Adele opened up about her reasons for postponing her Las Vegas residency earlier this year the day before opening night, admitting the initial show had “no soul”.
“It was the worst moment in my career, by far. By far. I was so excited about those shows. It was devastating,” she told ELLE.
Adele further explained: “There was just no soul in it. The stage setup wasn’t right. It was very disconnected from me and my band, and it lacked intimacy. And maybe I tried too hard to give it those things in such a controlled environment.”
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