Actress Viola Davis has joined a new club and it’s a pretty exclusive one to be part of. There are only 18 members and they’re all extremely talented.
With the Grammy Award that she won at this year’s ceremony, she has now officially earned EGOT status.
Artists can only earn EGOT status if they manage to win an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony award.
David won the Grammy for Best Audio Book, narration and storytelling recording for her memoir, Finding Me.
“It has been such a journey – I just got EGOT,” the actress told reporters at the Grammys.
She has won four primetime Emmys for leading actress, an Oscar for the best supporting actress role in 2017 – with four more nominations – as well as three Tony awards.
In 2012 and 2017, Time magazine named her as one of their “most influential people”. She was also the first star of the year recipient on the Hollywood Walk of Fame earlier this year.
RTE reports that Davis was the first African-American woman to win the Emmy for best actress in a drama series for her role as Annalise DeWitt on the ABC series How To Get Away With Murder.
Other artists who have also won the coveted EGOT status include Jennifer Hudson, Andrew Lloyd Weber and John Legend.
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