Viola Davis wins a Grammy and becomes an “EGOT”

Viola Davis, actress of Murder Rules, received a Grammy Award for Best Audiobook

Viola Davis made history: the popular American actress, known for playing the brilliant and charismatic lawyer and professor of criminal law Annalise Keating in the famous drama series The rules of the perfect crimewon the best audiobook award at the awards ceremony Grammy Awards 2023. The 57-year-old actress thus enters the restricted club of the so-called “EGO“, an acronym that indicates the artists who have obtained some of the most prestigious awards in the entertainment world, i.e. a Emmyand Grammyand Oscar it’s a Tony Award. There are currently eighteen EGOTs, of which only three are African-American women: Whoopi Goldberg, Jennifer Hudson and, indeed, the Davis. The delivery of the famous golden gramophones, the awards that consecrate the best musicians in the world, took place on Sunday 5 February in Los Angeles and saw the participation of world pop stars such as Taylor Swift, Sam Smith, Harry Styles and many others.

All the accolades of Viola Davis: from the Tony Award to the recent Grammy, passing through the Oscar award for best supporting actress

At the end of this 65th Grammy Awards, Viola Davis took home the accolade for the best audiobooktitled Finding Me, a deep, intimate and “brutally honest” autobiography of the actress’s life. The actor was also nominated in the same category Jamie Foxx (nominated for Act Like You Got Some Sense), director Mel Brooks (with autobiography All about me!), the drummer Questlove (Music is history) and actor and songwriter lin manuel miranda. The latter award adds to one long and rich list of awards achieved by Viola Davis throughout her career. In 2001 and 2010 Davis wins two Tonys for theatrical performances King Hedley II e Fences. In 2015, then, he gets a Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for her portrayal of the esteemed Professor Annalize in The rules of the perfect crime (also known by its original title How to Get Away with Murder). Finally, in 2017 he won theOscar Best Supporting Actress in Drama Barriers (Fences), directed by and starring Denzel Washington and inspired by a play by Pulitzer Prize winner August Wilson. Always thanks to Barriersthe actress also won a Golden Globe it’s a BAFTA.

Read more: Top 5 Viola Davis Performances (apart from How to Get Away With Murder)

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