Viola Davis has achieved the impossible: She has completed the holy grail of entertainment awards. After winning a Grammy Award for the audiobook of her memoir “Finding Me,” Davis has officially earned the coveted EGOT title.
The 57-year-old actress and multi-hyphenate performer won the award for “Best Audio Book, Narration, and Storytelling Recording,” according to a tweet from the Recording Academy, which hosts the Grammys. In her acceptance speech, Davis paid tribute to her younger self, saying, “I wrote this book to honor the 6-year-old Viola. To honor her life, her joy, her trauma, everything. And, it has just been such a journey – I just EGOT!”
Davis’ impressive career has been studded with awards and firsts. She previously won an Emmy for her role in “How to Get Away with Murder,” an Oscar for “Fences,” and two Tony awards for “King Hedley III” and “Fences.” In 2015, she became the first Black woman to win an Emmy for best actress in a drama and in 2017, she became the first Black woman to score three Academy Award nominations.
Viola Davis has truly made history with her latest Grammy win. She has achieved the highest honor in entertainment and has become an inspiration to young artists everywhere.