Viola Davis, who recently narrated Disneyland’s Candlelight Processional, has won a Grammy and achieved EGOT status. This means she has won an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar, and a Tony. Davis won a Grammy for the audiobook of her memoir Finding Me. The Grammy was specifically for Best Audio Book, Narration, and Storytelling Recording.
The Grammy completes Davis’ EGOT status as she previously won an Emmy for her role in How to Get Away with Murder. She received an Oscar for her role in Fences and received Tony awards for her roles in King Hedley III and also Fences.
In her acceptance speech for the Grammy, Viola Davis gave a tribute to her former self. “I wrote this book to honor the 6-year-old Viola,” she said. “To honor her life, her joy, her trauma, everything. And, it has just been such a journey – I just EGOT!”
Davis has a career of firsts including being the first Black woman to win an Emmy for best actress in a drama. She also was the first Black woman to garner three Academy Award nominations. She is also only the fourth Black person to achieve EGOT status after Whoopi Goldberg, John Legend and Jennifer Hudson. Only 18 people have achieved this status.