The world of entertainment has just welcomed a new member to its most exclusive club. Viola Davis has become the third Black woman in history to achieve the rare and coveted EGOT status. For those unfamiliar with the term, EGOT stands for Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony, and only 18 people have ever earned all four awards.
On Sunday, Davis earned her first Grammy for her performance of the audiobook for her memoir “Finding Me.” In her acceptance speech, she exclaimed, “I just EGOT!” She already had an Oscar, two Tony’s and an Emmy, making her the fourth Black person alongside Whoopi Goldberg, John Legend and Jennifer Hudson to complete the EGOT.
Viola Davis has had an incredible career in entertainment, and her latest accomplishment is a testament to her hard work and dedication. In a January interview, she expressed her excitement for the possibility of achieving EGOT status, saying “I think that everybody wants their life to mean something. I believe in the Cherokee birth blessing, which is, ‘May you live long enough to know why you were born.’ I do believe that you literally wanna blow a hole through this world in whatever way you can.”
Davis’s win is a major milestone for the entertainment industry and a great reminder of the importance of following your dreams. Congratulations to Viola Davis on becoming the third Black woman in history to achieve the rare and coveted EGOT status!