Viola Davis officially achieves EGOT status after audio book wins Grammy

Viola Davis has achieved EGOT status, people!

The actress, 57, won a Grammy award for her autobiography Finding Me in the best spoken word category.

This means she’s joined only 17 other people in the world to have EGOT status, having won an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar, and a Tony.

The major honour has been dubbed the ‘grand slam’ of showbusiness, with stars including John Legend, Audrey Hepburn, and Jennifer Hudson also in the prestigious club.

Viola achieved her Emmy award for her performance in How to Get Away with Murder, after wowing everyone by playing powerhouse lawyer Annalise Keating.

As for her Oscar, that came in the best supporting actress category in 2017, and she won a Tony in 2010 for best actress in a play for her performance as Rose Maxson in the Broadway revival of August Wilson’s play Fences.

Accepting her Grammy on Sunday at the 65th awards on Sunday night, the much-loved star became incredibly emotional.

‘It has been such a journey – I just EGOT,’ the star said.

She then thanked her family for being ‘the best chapter in my book.’

Finding Me was nominated alongside Act Like You Got Some Sense by Jamie Foxx, and All About Me!: My Remarkable Life In Show Business by Mel Brooks.

Aristotle And Dante Dive Into The Waters Of The World by Lin-Manuel Miranda was recognised, as was Music Is History from Questlove.

Published in April 2022, Finding Me is very much Viola’s life story.

The memoir is the deeply personal, brutally honest account of Viola’s inspiring life, from her coming-of-age in Rhode Island to her present-day career.

Speaking previously about the writing process and her upbringing in poverty, Viola previously opened up to Oprah Winfrey.

‘I think everybody moves through life fighting to be seen,’ the Juilliard graduate stated. ‘Sometimes even by themselves, to themselves.’

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