After winning Best Audiobook, Best Narrative and Best Narrative at the Gramophone on Sunday, actress Viola Davis joins a rare tally of showbiz stars to win Emmys, Grammys, Oscars and more. “Tony” (EGOT).
Davis, 57, won a Grammy for her soundtrack to the audio version of her 2022 best-selling book finding Me.
“I wrote this book in honor of six-year-old Viola,” she said at a pre-air event in Los Angeles. And it’s just a trip – I’m just EGOT!
Davis has made some pretty impressive progress. comedian Mel Brooks, who already has EGOT; non-Oscar composer and actor Lin-Manuel Miranda; as well as Oscar and Grammy winner Jamie Foxx and musician Questlove.
Davis won Best Supporting Actress in 2017 for Fences, starring Denzel Washington, and Tony won her second Best Supporting Actress in 2010 for August Wilson.
In 2015, she received a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress for How to Get Away with “Murder”.
Davis became the 18th person to accomplish this feat. The last before her is Jennifer Hudson in 2021. Other winners include actors Whoopi Goldberg and Rita Moreno, Broadway composer Andrew Lloyd Webber and singer John Legend.