Viola Davis wins EGOT (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, Tony) with Win for Audiobook
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Viola Davis has been granted EGOT status.
The actor won a Grammy Award on Sunday for best audiobook recording, narration and narration for his 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, Grammy, Oscar and Tony award in her career.
The famous actor has two Tonys, most recently for ‘Fences’ in 2010, she won an Emmy in 2015 for ‘How to Get Away with Murder’ and won an Oscar in 2017 for the film version of ‘Fences’.
“Oh, my God,” she said. “I wrote this book to honor 6-year-old Viola, to honor her, her life, her joy, her trauma, everything. And it’s just been such a journey.
The audiobook category has seen some very famous winners including Michelle Obama and former presidents Barack Obama, Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter.
Other Davis nominees this year included Lin-Manuel Miranda, Jamie Foxx and one of 17 other EGOT club members, Mel Brooks.
Other EGOT winners include Jennifer Hudson, John Legend and Rita Moreno.