Viola Davis is on her way to becoming an EGOT after receiving her first Grammy nomination for her work on the audiobook Finding Me. Finding Me earned the award-winning actor her first Grammy nomination for her audio book narration. Viola could become the 18th member of the EGOT (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony) club if she wins. Rita Moreno, Audrey Hepburn, and John Legend are among those on the list.
Viola Davis has a long history of winning awards, having won several in her career. She won her first Tony in 2001 for King Hedley II, and then another in 2010 for the stage production of Fences. In 2015, she received a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress for her role as Annalise Keating in How to Get Away With Murder. Then came the feature film adaptation of Fences, directed by Denzel Washington, in which she reprised her stage role. Viola won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress in 2016 for her performance in Fences.
With her Tony, Emmy, and Oscar wins in 2016, Viola became the first Black woman to win the acting Triple Crown. If she wins the Grammy, she will join Jennifer Hudson and Whoopi Goldberg on the list of EGOTs.
Viola is up against Mel Brooks, Jamie Foxx, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and Questlove in the category. Viola was most recently seen in the period action drama The Woman King, for which she received critical acclaim.