Viola Davis has done it again! The acclaimed actor has just become the 18th EGOT winner, joining a prestigious list of entertainers who have achieved the highest level of success in the four major award categories – Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony. On Sunday, Davis earned her Grammy Award in the audio book, narration and storytelling recording category for narrating the audio versions of her 2022 memoir, “Finding Me.”
Davis won her Emmy in 2015 for lead actress in a drama series, “How to Get Away With Murder”, and the supporting actress Oscar in 2017 for “Fences.” She was also awarded the Tony for best actress in a play in 2010, for the stage version of playwright August Wilson’s “Fences.” This year, Davis was up against fellow nominees Jamie Foxx, Mel Brooks, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and Questlove for the Grammy Award.
The other EGOT winners are — in reverse chronological order — Alan Mencken, John Legend, Tim Rice, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Robert Lopez, Scott Rudin, Whoopi Goldberg, Mike Nichols, Mel Brooks, Jonathan Tunick, Marvin Hamlisch, Audrey Hepburn, John Gielgud, Rita Moreno, Helen Hayes and Richard Rodgers. Legend was the youngest person to log all four awards (when he was 39); Gielgud (who did it at 87) was the oldest.
In 2023, Davis will appear in the movies “The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes” (as Dr. Volumnia Gaul) and “Air,” in which she plays Michael Jordan’s mom, Deloris. We can’t wait to see what else this EGOT winner has in store for us!