John Legend earned the title of EGOT in September with his Emmy win for “Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert” and now he’s hoping to add an Annie Award to that and become an EGOAT.
The singer is executive producer and voice star of “The Crow: The Legend,” a new animated film following the Native American story about the bird’s cultural genesis. He also wrote the film’s original song, “When You Can Fly.”
The movie received an Annie Awards nomination — the top prizes given out in the field of animation — this week for Best Virtual Reality Production.
“A lot of time my work in film and television involves me collaborating with a writer and director and figuring out with another creative person how we can interact and make something special together,” Legend says in a behind-the-scenes clip of a recording session for the song.
“In this project, it was exciting not only to be a voice but also a songwriter and collaborator in the creative process … It’s a fun way to try and think about what that character would say. The Crow character sings and I thought I might as well sing something I wrote,” he added.
The film from Baobab Studios also stars the voices of Oprah Winfrey, Randy Edmonds, Sarah Eagle Heart, Liza Koshy, Diego Luna, Tye Sheridan and Constance Wu.
Legend already has Emmy, Golden Globe, Oscar and Tony awards, and became the first black male artist to achieve an EGOT in September.
Click here to watch the animated short version of “The Crow: The Legend.”
The 46th Annie Awards will take place on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019 at Royce Hall on the UCLA campus in Los Angeles.
For the complete list of nominations, including the individuals nominated in each category, go to the Annie Awards website.