Jennifer Hudson is the newest member to achieve the exclusive EGOT status with her first-ever Tony Awards win Sunday night for co-producing the Broadway musical “A Strange Loop.”
“A Strange Loop” received a record 11 Tony nominations including Best Musical and Best Actor. The show, written by Michael R. Jackson, won the Tony Award for Best Musical and Jackson won the award for Best Book of a Musical.
The acronym “EGOT” refers to individuals who have won an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar and a Tony. Only 16 other individuals have achieved the rare EGOT status.
Other significant figures who have also won all four awards include Rita Moreno, Alan Menken, Audrey Hepburn, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Mel Brooks, Mike Nichols and Whoopi Goldberg.
Hudson won her first of the four awards, an Oscar, in 2006 for her supporting role in "Dreamgirls." She is a two-time Grammy winner, having won her first one for her 2009 self-titled album.
She went on to score a Daytime Emmy in 2021, for the animated short "Baba Yaga," which she executive produced.