Viola Davis Achieves EGOT With Best Audiobook Win at 2023 Grammys

With the award for her reading of the memoir Finding Me, she’s achieved the rare show-business “grand slam”
Viola Davis
Viola Davis, February 2023 (Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

With her win today at the 2023 Grammys, Viola Davis has achieved EGOT status. The decorated actress’ Grammy for Best Audio Book, Narration, and Storytelling Recording follows her Tony wins in 2001 (King Hedley II) and 2010 (Fences), her 2015 Emmy victory (How to Get Away With Murder), and her win at the 2017 Academy AwardsHe (Fences). For her reading of her memoir Finding Me, Davis won the Grammy today over Questlove, Mel Brooks, Jamie Foxx, and Lin-Manuel Miranda. Watch her acceptance speech below.

Davis is the 18th person to achieve the EGOT. Jennifer Hudson earned the honor last year with a Tony Award for A Strange Loop. Her fellow EGOT winners include John Legend, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Richard Rodgers, Whoopi Goldberg, Audrey Hepburn, and Rita Moreno.

All of Davis’ fellow nominees are former Grammy winners. Mel Brooks completed his EGOT in 2001. Lin-Manuel Miranda is an Oscar away from achieving the honor, while Questlove and Jamie Foxx have yet to win Emmys or Tonys.

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