| Feb 6, 2023

Viola Davis becomes third black woman in history to achieve EGOT

Shemar-Leslie Louisy

Shemar-Leslie Louisy / Our Today

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Viola Davis accepting Grammy award (Video: Instagram @violadavis)

Actress Viola Davis won a Grammy Award on Sunday (February 5), for narrating the audiobook of her memoir Finding Me

The actress has become the 18th person in history and third black woman ever to achieve all four of the academy awards (EGOT) after Jennifer Hudson and Whoopi Gholdberg- An Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony award.

While accepting the award before thanking all her supporters, Davis said: “I wrote this book to honour the six-year-old Viola, to honour her life, her joy, her trauma, everything and it has been such a journey; I just EGOT!”

Actress Viola Davis (Photo: Instagram: @violadavis)

She received her Emmy award for ‘Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series’ for How to Get Away with Murder in 2015.

She received an Oscar award for her performance in (2016) for the film Fences in the category of ‘Best Supporting Actress’.

Tony Awards for ‘Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Play’ for her role in King Hedley II (2001) and Fences (2010).


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