Viola Davis joins EGOT membership after her audiobook memoir nets Grammy win

Viola Davis has achieved EGOT standing.

The actor obtained a Grammy Award Sunday for most interesting audiobook, narration, and storytelling recording for her memoir discovering Me.

“I simply EGOT!” she shouted from the stage as she accepted the trophy, using the time period for the unusual one who’s obtained an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony award all through their profession.

The celebrated actor has two Tonys, most presently for Fences in 2010. She obtained an Emmy in 2015 for the most interesting method to Get Away with homicide, and obtained an Oscar in 2017 for the film mannequin of Fences.

“Oh, my God,” she acknowledged. “I wrote this e-book to honour the 6-yr-outdated Viola, to honour her, her life, her pleasure, her trauma, every little thing. And it has simply been such a journey.”

The audiobook class has seen some critically well-known winners, collectively with Michelle Obama and ex-presidents Barack Obama, invoice Clinton and Jimmy Carter.

Davis’s fellow nominees this yr included Lin-Manuel Miranda, Jamie Foxx, and regarded one of many fully different 17 members of the EGOT membership, Mel Brooks.

fully different EGOT winners embrace Jennifer Hudson, John Legend and Rita Moreno.

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