Viola Davis just became an EGOT winner

Viola Davis was already the GOAT, but now she’s also an EGOT with a 2023 Grammy win for narrating the audiobook of her debut memoir, “Finding Me.”

Davis, who played some of this generation’s most iconic roles in movies like ‘Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom’ and ‘The Woman King,’ was the only one in the Best Audiobook Storytelling category who didn’t get a Grammy. before Sunday. night.

She faced Questlove, Jamie Foxx, Lin-Manuel Miranda and Mel Brooks, who became an EGOT winner in 2001.

The victory makes Davis, 57, the fourth black person to win an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony behind Whoopi Goldberg, Jennifer Hudson and John Legend. The respective honorary awards of Quincy Jones, James Earl Jones and Harry Belafonte also make them EGOT winners. She is the 18th person overall to receive the status.

Davis has been racking up those awards since 2001, when she won her first Best Actress Tony starring in “King Hedley II.”

She won her second Tony in 2010 for lead actress in the Broadway production of August Wilson’s “Fences.”

In 2015, she received an Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for her lead role in “How to Get Away With Murder.” In 2017, she won Best Supporting Actress at the Oscars for the film adaptation of “Fences.”

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