Actor Viola Davis achieves elite EGOT standing with Grammy win


By Danielle Broadway

(Reuters) – Actor Viola Davis on Sunday received a Grammy for her audio recording of her memoir “Discovering Me,” granting her entry into the elite ranks of EGOT winners with an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar and a Tony award.

Davis is the third Black girl to earn this title, and the 18th particular person in historical past, and was thrilled to rejoice the second on stage.

The 57-year-old actor proudly stated, “I obtained EGOT!” as she received a Grammy for finest audio e book, narration and storytelling recording.

Davis has a 2015 Emmy for TV sequence “How To Get Away with Homicide,” received an Academy Award for finest supporting actress in 2017 for her position in 2016’s “Fences” and has two Tony awards for “Fences” and “King Hedley II.”

“Oh my God,” she stated on Sunday as she accepted her Grammy. “I wrote this e book to honor the six-year-old Viola, to honor her, to honor her life, her pleasure, her trauma, her all the pieces.”

Davis was the one feminine nominee in her class this 12 months alongside massive names Lin-Manuel Miranda, Questlove, Mel Brooks and Jamie Foxx.

Different EGOT winners embody Jennifer Hudson, Rita Moreno, Audrey Hepburn and Whoopi Goldberg.

(Reporting by Danielle Broadway; modifying by Diane Craft)