Viola Davis has achieved EGOT status.
Davis earned the honor — which requires a Tony Award, an Emmy Award and an Academy Award — on Sunday with her Grammy win for the best audiobook, narrative and storytelling recording category.
He was awarded a Grammy at the 65th Annual Grammy Awards for his performance in his memoir, “Finding Me.”
Davis expressed his excitement in his acceptance speech on Sunday evening.
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“Oh my God! I wrote this book to honor 6-year-old Viola, her life, her joy, her trauma, everything,” Davis said. “And it’s just been such a journey. I just EGOT!”
The actress added, “Thank you to everyone who was a part of my story, and the best chapter ever, my love.” [husband Julius Tennon and daughter Genesis]. You are my life and my joy, the best chapter in my book. Thanks!”
Davis’ Grammy Award win also marks the first time an actress has received a nomination. He beat out Jamie Foxx, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Questlove and Mel Brooks, one of 17 other EGOT Club members, for the award.
The iconic actor has two Tonys, most recently for “Fences” in 2010, won an Emmy in 2015 for “How to Get Away with Murder” and an Oscar in 2017 for the film version of “Fences.”
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“Oh, my God,” she said. “I wrote this book to honor 6-year-old Viola, to honor her, her life, her joy, her trauma, everything. And it’s just been such a journey.”
The audiobook category has seen some seriously famous winners, including Michelle Obama and former presidents Barack Obama, Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter.
Other EGOT winners include Jennifer Hudson, John Legend and Rita Moreno.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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