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Viola Davis won a Grammy and joined the exclusive list of 18 artists in history to win all four major awards


The actress was awarded for the recorded narration of her memoirs and added the new accolade to her Oscar, Tony and Emmy awards. Who are the other 'EGOTs'.

The list is exclusive Only

eighteen people in history

 managed to become winners of the great prizes of the American show, whose popular acronym is called 

"EGOT" -

an acronym that adds to the 

Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony - and the last one who did it this Sunday was

the actress

Viola Davis


The American won the

Grammy for Best Narrative

of a Book with her biographical "

Finding Me

," making her the 18th artist to achieve the coveted EGOT status of awards for

the arts of film, television, music, and music. theater


"I wrote this book to

honor the 6-year-old Viola

, honor her, honor her life, her joy, her trauma, everything," said the 58-year-old actress upon receiving her award during the pre-gala ceremony that recognizes the best of the music scene.

"It was quite a day!" she celebrated.

Davis won

an Emmy in 2015

for her leading role in the drama series "

How to Get Away with Murder

" and an Oscar in 2017 - the year

La La land

failed to win an award - for best supporting actress for her role in "


". ", whose stage version also earned him

a Tony, the second

of his career.

The actress beat strong contenders at the 65th edition of the Grammys that took place this Sunday in Los Angeles.

Nominees for the storytelling category were comedian

Mel Brooks, who is already an EGOT

; composer and actor

Lin-Manuel Miranda

, who is an Oscar away from getting into the club;


Jamie Foxx

and musician


, both Oscar and Grammy winners.

Who are the 18 EGOT artists: those who won an Oscar, a Grammy, an Emmy and a Tony

Those people who won the four most important awards in the entertainment industry in the United States: the Emmy, the Grammy, the Oscar and the Tony, which due to their relevance in the Western audiovisual arts, became a

prestigious benchmark

for various artists since the twenties.

The awards are considered the highest recognition in the area of ​​television, music (or other audible media), film and theater, respectively, and whoever wins them is called "EGOT", taking into account the initials of the awards.

American actress Viola Davis, the latest to become an EGOT winner.

AFP photo

All EGOTs are:

  • Richard Rodgers, 1962. (United States).

  • Helen Hayes, 1977. (United States).

  • Rita Moreno, 1977. (Puerto Rico).

  • Andrew Lloyd Webber, 2018. (United Kingdom).

  • Audrey Hepburn, 1994. (Belgium/United States).

  • Marvin Hamlisch, 1995. (United States).

  • Jonathan Tunick, 1997. (United States).

  • Mel Brooks, 2001. (United States).

  • Mike Nichols, 2001. (Germany / United States)

  • Whoopi Goldberg, 2002. (United States).

  • Scott Rudin, 2012. (United States).

  • Robert Lopez, 2014. (United States).

  • John Legend, 2018. (United States).

  • Barbra Streisand, 2018. (United States).

  • Tim Rice, 2018. (UK


  • Alan Menken, 2020. (United States).

  • Jennifer Hudson, 2022. (United States).

  • Viola Davis, 2023. (United States).

Source: agencies.

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