Hollywood star Viola Davis has won her first Grammy. She was recognized for the audio book of her autobiography Finding Me.
Hollywood star Viola Davis has been honored with a Grammy for the audio book of her autobiography “Finding Me” and has thus achieved the so-called “EGOT” status. The US media reported unanimously on Sunday evening (local time). EGOT honorees are artists who have won all four major US entertainment trophies: Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony.
The 57-year-old beat Lin-Manuel Miranda, Jamie Foxx, Questlove and Mel Brooks in the Best Spoken Album category. In her acceptance speech at the awards ceremony in Los Angeles, she said, “I wrote this book in honor of six-year-old Viola. In honor of her life, her joy, her trauma.”
Davis received Tony awards in 2001 and 2010 for her roles in the Broadway plays King Hedley II and Fences. An Emmy followed in 2015 for her starring role in the crime series How to Get Away with Murder. In 2017, she won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for her role in the film adaptation of Fences. Artists with all four awards include Audrey Hepburn, Andrew Lloyd Webber, John Legend and Jennifer Hudson. The latter tweeted to her new cast mate: “Congratulations to a living legend. Time to party!”