Viola Davis Becomes 3rd Black Woman in History to win EGOT
Written by Jay Holz on February 5, 2023
Tonight is GRAMMY night and the celebrations are already in order. During the pre-show, the beloved Viola Davis won Best Audio Book, Narration & Storytelling Recording for her memoir Finding Me. This GRAMMY win completes her EGOT cycle.
“Oh my God! I wrote this book to honor the 6-year-old Viola, to honor her life, her joy, her trauma, everything,” Davis proclaimed as she accepted the award. “And it has just been such a journey. I just EGOT!”
For those unaware, the EGOT cycle is when you win an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and a Tony — the 4 major entertainment awards. Viola now joins the short list of Whoopi Goldberg, John Legend, Jennifer Hudson and just a handful others.
Check out here speech below. Congrats to Viola!