Achievement is a beautiful thing, and Viola Davis has just achieved something that only 18 people have accomplished before her. On Sunday, Davis became the fourth Black person to join the exclusive EGOT club with her Grammy Award win for her audiobook narration of her memoir, “Finding Me.”
The EGOT club is made up of those who have won an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony Award. Davis already had an Emmy for her work on “How to Get Away With Murder,” an Oscar for “Fences,” and two Tonys, one for “King Hedley II” and another for “Fences.” Her Grammy win for her audiobook narration of her memoir is what put her over the edge.
In her acceptance speech, Davis expressed her appreciation for the honor and her joy in joining the EGOT club. She also mentioned the 6-year-old Viola, whom she wrote the book to honor. “I just EGOT!” Davis said.
Davis joins an impressive list of EGOT achievers, including Jennifer Hudson, John Legend, Whoopi Goldberg, Audrey Hepburn, Liza Minnelli, James Earl Jones, Barbra Streisand, Rita Moreno, and more.
Viola Davis has done something that only a handful of people have done before her. She has earned her place in the EGOT club, and she deserves to be celebrated for her incredible accomplishments. Congratulations, Viola Davis!