Grammys win gives Viola Davis EGOT status at last: ‘I just EGOT!’ 

“It’s been such a ride. I just EGOT!’

It was performance legend Viola Davis who accepted her first Grammy Award on Sunday (in the category of audiobook, narrative and short story recording) for narrating the audio versions of her 2022 memoir “Finding Me”.

This Grammy was the last award Davis, 57, needed to achieve coveted EGOT status, which means winning an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony Award in his career.

Only 18 people (including Davis) have achieved EGOT status, and Davis is only the third black woman — and the fourth black person, period — to claim the honor, joining Whoopi Goldberg, John Legend and Jennifer Hudson.

“Oh my gosh,” Davis said as she accepted the award Sunday afternoon, just hours before the Grammy Awards aired. “I wrote this book to honor 6-year-old Viola, to honor her, to honor her life, her joy, her trauma, everything.”

Davis previously won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress in 2017 for playing Rose Maxson in the film adaptation of “Fences.” She also won a Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play for the stage production of “Fences,” as well as a Tony for Best Featured Actress in a Play for “King Hedley II” in 2001.

And she won her Emmy for playing scandal-ridden criminal defense attorney and law professor Annalize Keating on “How to Get Away with Murder.”

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Davis was also scheduled to co-host Sunday’s 65th Grammy Awards, which was hosted by Trevor Noah.

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