Jennifer Hudson on Sunday evening achieved the rarified standing of EGOT with her Tony win for producing “A Strange Loop.”
The awards time period “EGOT” refers to individuals who have gained an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar and a Tony over the course of their careers in leisure. Notable figures who’ve netted wins throughout all 4 awards our bodies embody Rita Moreno, Alan Menken, Andrew Lloyd Webber, John Legend, Mike Nichols, Mel Brooks and Whoopi Goldberg.
Only 16 people in historical past had achieved an EGOT in aggressive classes forward of Sunday evening’s Tony Awards. Now, Hudson is the seventeenth.
Hudson took the primary steps to reaching EGOT with her Oscar win within the class of finest supporting actress for her efficiency in 2006’s “Dreamgirls.” Since then, Hudson has netted two performing Grammys — one for finest musical theater album for “The Color Purple” in 2017 and one other for finest R&B album for her self-titled album in 2009 — in addition to a Daytime Emmy for govt producing the VR-animated movie “Baby Yaga.”