Viola Davis Becomes An EGOT With Grammy Win

Following her victory for best audiobook, narration, and storytelling CD at the 2023 Grammy Awards on Sunday, Viola Davis is now an EGOT and a Grammy winner (Feb. 5).

The honor was given to Viola Davis for the audiobook of her biography Finding Me at this year’s Grammy Awards, making her the 18th individual to have won an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar, and a Tony Award.

Viola Davis was up against four other nominees in the category: Questlove, nominated for Music Is History, and Mel Brooks, nominated for All About Me!: My Remarkable Life in Show Business by Mel Brooks; Lin-Manuel Miranda, set for Aristotle and Dante Dive into the Waters of the World and Jamie Foxx, nominated for Act Like You Got Some Sense.

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She previously received an Oscar for best supporting actress for Fences (2016), a Tony Award for outstanding lead actress in a play for King Hedley II (2001), and a Primetime Emmy for great lead actress in a drama series for How to Get Away With Murder (2015). The Grammy completes her EGOT status (2010).

Following Whoopi Goldberg and Jennifer Hudson, Davis is the third Black woman to earn the EGOT.

Before Sunday night’s primetime Grammy Awards program, her win was announced during the 2023 Grammy Premiere Ceremony.

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