Viola Davis is officially an EGOT winner! It’s a huge accomplishment and one that the world is celebrating. On Sunday, the 57-year-old actress won the best audiobook, narration & storytelling recording for her memoir Finding Me at the 65th Grammy Awards Premiere Ceremony. This win made her the 18th person to achieve the coveted title of EGOT, which requires an Academy Award, Emmy Award, and Tony Award.
Davis’ first Grammy win was her first nomination, beating out Jamie Foxx, Mel Brooks, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and Questlove for the award. She thanked everyone who was part of her story and her family for being the best chapter in her life. Fellow EGOT winner Jennifer Hudson also celebrated the accomplishment on Twitter.
Davis’ journey to EGOT status began in 2001 when she won best featured actress in a play at the 55th Tony Awards for her performance as Tonya in Broadway’s King Hedley II. In 2010, she won best leading actress in a play for her role of Rose Maxson in Fences, which also earned her first Academy Award in 2017 for Best Supporting Actress in the play’s feature adaptation. She was also nominated for Best Supporting Actress in 2009 for Doubt, as well as Best Actress in 2012 for The Help and 2021 for Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom.
Davis won her first Emmy Award in 2015 for outstanding lead actress in a drama series, thanks to her starring performance as Annalise Keating in ABC’s How to Get Away with Murder. The role earned her four other nominations, including for outstanding guest actress in a drama series in 2018 after making an appearance on Shondaland sister series Scandal.
Hosted by Trevor Noah for the third consecutive year, the 65th Grammy Awards air live Sunday night from the Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles. With five new categories, Beyoncé leads the nominations with nine for her seventh solo studio album, Renaissance. Presenters include Cardi B, Olivia Rodrigo, Shania Twain, Billy Crystal, James Corden, Viola Davis, Dwayne Johnson, and First Lady Jill Biden, as well as performances by Harry Styles, Bad Bunny, Mary J. Blige, Brandi Carlile, Steve Lacy, Lizzo, Kim Petras, and more.
The world is celebrating Viola Davis for her incredible accomplishment in becoming an EGOT winner. It’s an inspiring story of hard work and dedication, and one that will surely be remembered for years to come. Tune in to the 65th Grammy Awards to witness the celebration of Davis’ success and many more performances and awards.