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Viola Davis Wins Grammy and Becomes an EGOT

It was a night of firsts at the 65th Grammy Awards this year, which was held February 5th in Los Angeles, California.

Viola Davis, who is best known for being one of the best actors of our generation won her first Grammy for BEST AUDIO BOOK, NARRATION, AND STORYTELLING for her memoir, FINDING ME.

Other nominees in the category include:

  • Act Like You Got Some Sense — Jamie Foxx

  • All About Me!: My Remarkable Life in Show Business by Mel Brooks — Mel Brooks

  • Aristotle and Dante Dive Into The Waters of the World — Lin-Manuel Miranda

  • WINNER: Finding Me — Viola Davis

  • Music Is History — Questlove

With this Grammy win, Viola Davis officially becomes an EGOT having now won the coveted Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony Award.

She won an Emmy for the hit TV show "How to Get Away With Murder" where she portrayed Annalise Keating. She won the Oscar for the film "Fences." And she won the Tony Award also for August Wilson's "Fences."

As an EGOT, she joins an elite group of people such Whoopi Goldberg, Mel Brooks, and Andrew Lloyd Webber.

Her book, FINDING ME, is a deeply personal account of her rise to fame from extreme poverty as a child in Rhode Island to the highest heights in the entertainment world.

Congratulations to Viola Davis on her Grammy win!

Take a listen to Viola Davis's acceptance speech below:



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