Viola Davis wins Grammy, achieves EGOT status

Davis becomes the 18th person to have won a Grammy, Tony, Emmy, and Oscar.

LOS ANGELES – Viola Davis has achieved EGOT status.

The actress won a Grammy on Sunday for best audiobook, narration and storytelling for her memoir “Finding Me.”

“I just EGOT!” she shouted from the stage as she accepted the trophy, using the term for the rare person who has won an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar, and a Tony in their careers.

The popular actress has two Tony Awards, most recently for “Fences” in 2010, she won an Emmy in 2015 for “How to Get Away with Murder” and won an Academy Award in 2017 for the electric version. “Fences” photo.

She said, “Oh, my God. I wrote this book to honor 6-year-old Viola, to honor her, her life, her joys, her trauma, everything. And that is just such a journey.”

The audiobook category has seen a number of famous winners, including Michelle Obama and former presidents Barack Obama, Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter.

This year’s Davis nominees include Lin-Manuel Miranda, Jamie Foxx, and one of 17 other members of the EGOT club, Mel Brooks.

Other EGOT winners include Jennifer Hudson, John Legend and Rita Moreno.

Who has EGOT?

  • Richard Rodgers (1962)
  • Helen Hayes (1977)
  • Rita Moreno (1977)
  • John Gielgud (1991)
  • Audrey Hepburn (1993)
  • Marvin Hamlisch (1995)
  • Jonathan Tunick (1997)
  • Mel Brooks (2001)
  • Mike Nichols (2001)
  • Whoopi Goldberg (2002)
  • Scott Rudin (2012)
  • Robert López (2014)
  • The Legend of John (2018)
  • Andrew Lloyd Webber (2018)
  • Rice Heart (2018)
  • Alan Menken (2020)
  • Jennifer Hudson (2022)
  • Viola Davis (2023) Viola Davis wins Grammy, achieves EGOT status

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