Congratulations to Viola Davis for joining an elite club of performers who have achieved the ultimate accolade in their profession: the EGOT. On February 5th, Viola Davis became the 18th person to win an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony, when she won the Grammy for best audio book, narration and storytelling recording for her memoir, “Finding Me”.
Viola Davis is already an award-winning actor, having won an Emmy in 2015 for her role in “How to Get Away With Murder”, an Oscar for her supporting role in “Fences”, and two Tonys for “King Hedley II” in 2001 and “Fences” in 2010. She joins an exclusive club of performers including Rita Moreno, John Legend, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Mike Nichols, and Jennifer Hudson.
When accepting her award, Davis said, “It has just been such a journey. I just EGOT! Oh, my God. I wrote this book to honor the 6-year-old Viola, to honor her, to honor her life, her joy, her trauma, her everything.”
In a January interview with the Grammy Awards website, Davis shared what the win would mean to her. She said, “I absolutely, definitely think about it as a huge accomplishment. I feel this way, even though it’s probably a very dramatic statement on my part: I think that everybody wants their life to mean something . . . I do believe that you literally wanna blow a hole through this world in whatever way you can.”
Viola Davis’ journey to the EGOT club is a remarkable one and serves as an inspiration to many. It is a testament to the power of passion and dedication, and a reminder that with hard work and determination, anything is possible.