Grammys win provides Viola Davis EGOT standing finally: ‘I just EGOT!’ 

‘It has just been such a journey. I just EGOT!’ 

That was performing legend Viola Davis accepting her first Grammy Award on Sunday — within the audio guide, narration and storytelling recording class — for narrating the audio variations of her 2022 memoir “Finding Me.” 

This Grammy was the ultimate award that Davis, 57, wanted to clinch coveted EGOT standing — that’s, profitable an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar and a Tony award over one’s profession.

Just 18 folks (together with Davis) have achieved EGOT standing, and Davis is just the third Black girl — and fourth Black particular person, interval — to say the respect, alongside Whoopi Goldberg, John Legend and Jennifer Hudson. 

“Oh my God,” Davis mentioned whereas accepting the award on Sunday afternoon, simply hours earlier than the primetime Grammy Awards broadcast was set to start. “I wrote this book to honor the 6-year-old Viola, to honor her, to honor her life, her joy, her trauma, her everything.”

Previously, Davis scored the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress in 2017 for taking part in Rose Maxson within the movie adaptation of “Fences.” She additionally received a Tony award for greatest lead actress in a play for the stage manufacturing of “Fences,” in addition to a Tony for greatest featured actress in a play for “King Hedley II” in 2001. 

And she received her Emmy enjoying scandalous legal protection lawyer and legislation professor Annalise Keating in “How to Get Away with Murder.” 

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Davis was additionally set to be one of many presenters on the sixty fifth Grammy Awards on Sunday, which was being hosted by Trevor Noah. 

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