Viola Davis is officially an EGOT! On Sunday, February 5, Davis took home the Grammy for best audiobook, narration, and storytelling recording for the reading of her memoir, Finding Me—adding the “G” in EGOT to her Emmy, Oscar, and Tony award wins.
The decorated actor, who was also Glamour's 2018 Woman of the Year, earned her first Tony in 2001 for King Hedley II, and her second in 2010 for Fences. She took home an Emmy in 2015 for How to Get Away With Murder, and an Oscar in 2017 for Fences. Davis is the 18th person in history to achieve EGOT status, joining greats including Jennifer Hudson, Rita Moreno, and John Legend. She is also the third Black woman to claim the prestigious EGOT title.
In her acceptance speech, Davis said, “I wrote this book to honor the six-year-old Viola. To honor her, her life, her joy, her trauma, everything. It has just been such a journey. I just EGOT!”
The 57-year-old also thanked her publisher and the people who worked alongside her on the book, and gave a special shout-out to her husband, Julius, and daughter, Genesis: “You are my life, my joy,” she said. “You are the best chapter in this book. Thank you.”