Viola Davis is the 18th Person to Achieve EGOT Status

Viola Davis EGOT

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Viola Davis became the 18th person in history to achieve EGOT status: winning an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony.

Her latest win is Best Spoken Word Or Non-musical Album for her autobiography Finding Me at the Grammy Awards. This is her first nomination and win.

Davis won an Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for How to Get Away With Murder in 2015, and was nominated for the same award for the series in 2016, 2017, and 2019. She was nominated for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series for Scandal in 2018.

The actress was recognized as Best Supporting Actress in the 2017 Academy Awards for Fences. She was also nominated for Best Supporting Actress in 2009 for Doubt, and Best Actress in 2012 for The Help and in 2021 for Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom.

Davis has two Tonys: Best Featured Actress in a Play in 2001 for King Hedley II and Best Leading Actress in a Play in 2010 for Fences.

Other EGOT winners include Audrey Hepburn, Whoopi Goldberg, Andrew Lloyd Webber, John Legend, and Jennifer Hudson.

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