Viola Davis Wins EGOT With Best Audiobook Award

Viola Davis Wins EGOT With Best Audiobook Award

Viola Davis achieved EGOT status on Sunday, becoming the third black woman in history to earn the honor.

The actress won her first Grammy Award for Best Audiobook, Narrative and Narrative Recording for her memoir, To find me.

“Oh my God. I wrote this book to honor 6-year-old Viola, to honor her, to honor her life, her joy, her trauma, everything for her,” said Davis, who has an Oscar, two Tonys Awards and an Emmy—says.

During an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! last month, Ugly star admitted she really wanted to win.

“I gotta tell you — the Grammy thing…I’m a serious actress. I am,” she said during the show. “I went to Juilliard [School of the Performing Arts]I think it’s about work. [But] it’s like my niece Annabella who had a fit at Circus Circus [Las Vegas] when she was 6, the snot was dripping and crying, and all she said was, ‘I want to win! I want to win!’ In my brain with the Grammy, I’m like, ‘I want to win! I want to win!'”

Davis is the fourth black person alongside John Legend, Whoopi Goldberg and Jennifer Hudson to complete the EGOT.


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