Actor Viola Davis Wins Grammy, Achieves Elite ‘EGOT’ Status

Actor Viola Davis Wins Grammy, Achieves Elite 'EGOT' Status

Viola Davis won a Grammy for her memoir recording. (Document)

Actress Viola Davis on Sunday won a Grammy for her recording of her memoir “Finding Me,” which helped her enter the ranks of elite EGOT winners with Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony awards.

Davis is the third Black woman to win the title and the 18th in history, and was emotional as she celebrated the moment on stage.

The 57-year-old actor proudly said: “I got EGOT!” when she won a Grammy Award for Best Audiobook, Narrative, and Storytelling.

Davis has a 2015 Emmy Award for the TV series “How To Get Away with Murder”, won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress in 2017 for her performance in “Fences” in 2016, and has two Tony Awards for “Fences” and “King Hedley II.”

“Oh my God,” she said Sunday as she accepted her Grammy award. “I wrote this book to honor six-year-old Viola, to honor her, to celebrate her life, her joy, her hurt, her everything. “

Davis is the only female nominee in her category this year alongside big names Lin-Manuel Miranda, Questlove, Mel Brooks and Jamie Foxx.

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

(Except for the title, this story has not been edited by NDTV staff and is published from an aggregated feed.)

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