Photo: David Torcivia

Jennifer Hudson Achieves EGOT Status

Jennifer Hudson has joined the select group of entertainers who’ve won an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and a Tony Award.

Listed as as producer alongside RuPaul Charles, Don Cheadle, Mindy Kaling, Billy Porter, and Alan Cumming, the multi-hyphenate entertainer completed the EGOT collection when Michael R. Jackson’s A Strange Loop won Best Musical and Best Book of a Musical during Sunday Night’s Tony Awards.

Hudson, who won the Best Actress Oscar in 2007 for her performance in Dreamgirls, has won two Grammys and took home a Daytime Emmy Award for Interactive Achievement as a producer of last year’s VR animation Baba Yaga.

At 40 years and nine months old, Jennifer is the third-youngest person to achieve EGOT status – the entertainment industry’s most selective accolade. Only Robert Lopez and John Legend, who were 39 when they became EGOTs, were younger.

And only the third Black person to accomplish the feat, after Legend and Whoopi Goldberg, Jennier Hudson is the 17th person to win all four awards competitively, with others to have done so including Mel Brooks, John Gielgud, and Audrey Hepburn.

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Author: Al Denté

Photo:  David Torcivia