John Legend and Sara Bareilles score Emmy nominations for “Jesus Christ Superstar”

Virginia Sherwood/NBCJohn Legend and Sara Bareilles are now newly-minted Emmy nominees.

The two scored first-time nods for their roles in NBC’s Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert. John is nominated for Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie for his role as Jesus, while Sara is is nominated for Supporting Actress in a Limited Series of Movie for her role as Mary Magdalene.

John is now an “E” away from the rare EGOT. If he wins, he’ll join the small group of entertainers who have won an Emmy, Golden Globe, Oscar and Tony.

Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert received 13 nominations in total.

The 70th annual Primetime Emmy Awards will be held Monday, September 17 at 8 p.m. ET at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

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