Viola Davis Achieves Elite EGOT Status After Grammy Win

By  Rishita Roy Chowdhury

Viola Davis won her first Grammy at the 2023 award ceremony for the audiobook of her memoir ‘Finding Me’.

This amazing feat made her achieve the coveted ‘EGOT’ status, which means a person has won an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony.

Besides Davis, only 17 other people in the world have been able to claim the elite status so far like Rita Moreno, Audrey Hepburn, and John Legend.

Expressing her elation at the big win, Davis said in her acceptance speech, “It has just been such a journey. I just EGOT!”

"I wrote this book to honour the six-year-old Viola. To honour her life, her joy, her trauma, everything," she added.

Davis won an Oscar in 2017 for Best Supporting Actress for the role of Rose Maxson in the period drama ‘Fences’.

She took home an Emmy award in 2015 for her portrayal of the tenacious lawyer Annalise Keating in ‘How To Get Away with Murder’.

Davis claimed two out of the three Tony nominations she has received for the play ‘King Hedley II’ in 2001 and Broadway production of ‘Fences’ in 2010.

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