Viola Davis has achieved the incredible feat of becoming an EGOT winner! This means that she has won an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar, and a Tony Award – and she has just added the Grammy to her list of accolades. Read on to find out how she achieved this amazing feat and what it means for her career.
At the 2023 Grammy Awards on Sunday (Feb. 5), Viola Davis won the award for best audio book, narration, and storytelling recording. She was up against four other nominees in the category: Questlove, Mel Brooks, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and Jamie Foxx. Her audio recording of memoir Finding Me was the winning performance.
This win rounds out Davis’ EGOT status, as she previously won a Primetime Emmy for outstanding lead actress in a dramatic series for How to Get Away With Murder (2015), an Oscar for best supporting actress for Fences (2016) and two Tonys — featured actress in a play for King Hedley II (2001) and lead actress in a play for Fences (2010).
Davis is now the 18th person to achieve winning an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar and a Tony Award, and she is the third Black woman to complete the EGOT, following Whoopi Goldberg and Jennifer Hudson.
The win was announced during the 2023 Grammy Premiere Ceremony before the primetime Grammy Awards telecast on Sunday night. It was a momentous occasion for Davis and the entertainment industry, and hopefully it will inspire others to strive for excellence in their respective fields.
Congratulations to Viola Davis on achieving EGOT status!