As only the third Black woman in history to get the honor, Viola Davis has now officially attained EGOT status.

The 57-year-old actor received her first Grammy Award on Sunday at the Grammy Awards Premiere Ceremony for the narration of her memoir Finding Me.

In her victory speech, Ms. Davis remarked, “It has just been such a journey,  I just got EGOT!”

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What does EGOT status mean?

The acronym EGOT represents the four most prestigious US honors in television, recording, film, and Broadway theatre. They are Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony. When someone has received all four honors, they are said to have achieved EGOT status.

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List of all EGOT winners in history: 

Apart from Viola Davis, there are 17 other artists who have accomplished the amazing achievement of being an EGOT winner. Before Viola this year, Jennifer Hudson was the EGOT recipient who was the youngest and latest. By winning Best Musical for A Strange Loop at the Tony Awards in 2022, she cemented her place in theatre history at the young age of 40. Audrey Hepburn, Whoopi Goldberg, Mike Nichols, Helen Hayes, and many more people have also received the EGOT status.

Other names include Richard Rodgers, Rita Moreno, John Gielgud, Marvin Hamlisch, Jonathan Tunick, Mel Brooks, Scott Rudin, Robert Lopez, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Tim Rice, John Legend, and Alan Menken.

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Barbra Streisand, Liza Minnelli, James Earl Jones, Harry Belafonte, and Quincy Jones are also five performers to have received all four prizes, however, they did so with honorary recognition like a Grammy Legend Award or an Academy Honorary Award.