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Viola Davis Makes History, Attains EGOT Status With Grammy Award Win

February 6, 2023 | By Kali Girl

According to the NY Times, Viola Davis joins exclusive EGOT club at Grammys preshow on Sunday, becoming the 18th person to join the EGOT club, having won an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar and a Tony.

Taking home her first ever Grammy Award for narrating the audiobook version of her memoir, “Finding Me, “during her acceptance speech she said,

“I wrote this book to honor the 6-year-old Viola,” Davis, 57, said at the podium. “To honor her life, her joy, her trauma, everything. And it has just been such a journey. I just EGOT!”

Viola Davis has achieved monumental success in her acting career, winning an Emmy for Best Lead Actress in a Drama for her role on ABC’s “How to Get Away with Murder” in 2015.

In 2017, she took home the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in Denzel Washington’s film adaptation of August Wilson’s play “Fences.” Davis is also a Tony Award-winning actress, earning recognition for her roles in “King Hedley II” in 2001 and “Fences” in 2010.”

Davis becomes 18th member, following Jennifer Hudson’s win in 2022, after she won the Tony Award for co-producing the musical “A Strange Loop.”

Big ups and congratulations to Viola for this huge accomplishment.

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