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The actress is the third Black lady in historical past to earn the EGOT title.
Viola Davis has formally joined the EGOT membership.
Tonight, the 57-year-old actress and creator accomplished her grand slam of the key awards circuit by taking residence the trophy for “Finest Audio Ebook, Narration and Storytelling Recording” on the 66th Annual Grammy Awards for the audiobook of her memoir, Discovering Me.
Davis beat out audiobooks by Jamie Foxx (Act Like You Bought Some Sense,) Mel Brooks (All About Me!: My Exceptional Life In Present Enterprise,) Questlove (Music is Historical past,) and Lin-Manuel Miranda (Aristotle And Dante Dive Into The Waters Of The World,) to earn the primary Grammy of her profession and safe the unusual title in the course of the un-aired portion of the ceremony.
The golden gramophone provides to a well-furnished cupboard of awards gained over the past 25 years. Davis earned her first of two Tonys for her function within the 2001 manufacturing of King Hedley II. Her second got here in 2010 when she was honored for her function within the 2010 play, Fences. Seven years later, Davis gained an Oscar for her function within the movie adaptation. And in 2015, Davis grew to become the primary Black lady to win the lead drama actress class on the Emmys when she snagged the award for her function in Get Away with Homicide.
Viola Davis is the 18th particular person in historical past to achieve EGOT standing. She’s additionally the third Black lady to earn the honorific, following Whoopi Goldberg and Jennifer Hudson.
“It has simply been such a journey,” Davis stated in her acceptance speech on the Grammys Sunday evening. “I wrote this guide to honor the 6-year-old Viola, to honor her, to honor her life, her pleasure, her trauma, her every thing,” the actress added.
The 2023 Grammys proceed this night at 8pm EST with the primary ceremony. Tune in to CBS or Paramount+ to observe it dwell.
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