Actor Viola Davis achieves elite EGOT standing with Grammy win

Published: February 06, 2023


Actor Viola Davis on Sunday gained a Grammy for her audio recording of her memoir “Finding Me,” granting her entry into the elite ranks of EGOT winners with an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar and a Tony award.

Davis is the third Black lady to earn this title, and the 18th particular person in historical past, and was thrilled to rejoice the second on stage.

The 57-year-old actor proudly stated, “I got EGOT!” as she gained a Grammy for greatest audio ebook, narration and storytelling recording.

Davis has a 2015 Emmy for TV sequence “How To Get Away with Murder,” gained an Academy Award for greatest supporting actress in 2017 for her function in 2016’s “Fences” and has two Tony awards for “Fences” and “King Hedley II.”

“Oh my God,” she stated on Sunday as she accepted her Grammy. “I wrote this book to honor the six-year-old Viola, to honor her, to honor her life, her joy, her trauma, her everything.”

Davis was the one feminine nominee in her class this yr alongside massive names Lin-Manuel Miranda, Questlove, Mel Brooks and Jamie Foxx.

Other EGOT winners embody Jennifer Hudson, Rita Moreno, Audrey Hepburn and Whoopi Goldberg.

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