John Legend made entertainment history in September when he won an Emmy making him the latest to win the coveted EGOT.

3 of our favorite award-winning moments from local celebrities in 2018 

There is no limit to the depth of talent coming from the Dayton area. 

Award shows in 2018 were filled with celebrities with local ties taking home big awards. 

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Here are 3 times we gave a standing ovation. 

JOHN LEGEND’S EGOT

John Legend made entertainment history in September when he won an Emmy, making him the latest to win the rare and coveted EGOT.

The Springfield native is the first African American man to win Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony awards. 

He won the Emmy award as executive producer for “Jesus Christ Superstar, Live in Concert,” in which he portrayed Jesus Christ. 

>>John Legend takes home Emmy, becomes first African-American man to earn EGOT

ALLISON JANNEY’S OSCAR

Allison Janney won an Oscar this year for her role in the movie “I, Tonya.”

Oakwood-raised actress Allison Janney won an Oscar this year for her role in the movie “I, Tonya.” 

Janney earned the Oscar for best actress in a supporting role at the 90th annual Academy Awards held March 4. This was her first Oscar win and nomination. 

Janney portrayed LaVona Harding, the mother of figure skater Tonya Harding, in the movie. She is the first Daytonian to win an Oscar in a major acting category. 

Earlier in the awards season, she also earned a Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild award for her role in “I, Tonya.” 

>>Oakwood actress Allison Janney wins first Oscar - and possibly the internet

DAVE CHAPPELLE’S GRAMMY

NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 28: Comedian Dave Chappelle speaks onstage during the 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards at Madison Square Garden on January 28, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for NARAS)
Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images for NARAS

Dave Chappelle added a Grammy Award to his list of accomplishments. 

Chappelle, who lives just outside Yellow Springs, took home the Grammy for Best Comedy Album Sunday night during the 60th Grammy Awards for his “The Age Of Spin” and “Deep In The Heart Of Texas.” 

There’s a chance he could repeat in 2019. He’s been nominated again in the same category for his album “Equanimity & the Bird Revelation.” 

>>Dave Chappelle wins his first Grammy award

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