The 65th annual Grammy Awards ceremony took place in Los Angeles. Beyoncé was the triumphant winner, receiving awards in the categories Best Dance Recording, Best Traditional R&B Performance, Best R&B Song and Best Dance/Electronic Album. Actress Viola Davis was equally distinguished. She won Best Audiobook for “Finding Me”.
Thus, the star of the series How to Get Away with Murder and the films Servants and Fences is the recipient of one of the most prestigious statuses in culture – EGOT. The term refers to people who have won every major award in US entertainment: Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony.
Since 2014, Davis has starred in the TV series ‘How to Get Away with Murder’, for which she was actually awarded an Emmy. The actress also has two Tony Awards in her arsenal, received for her stunning performance in the theatre in 2001 and 2010. Viola Davis picked up an Oscar in 2017 for her role as Rose Maxon in Denzel Washington’s Fences. Only 17 celebrities in history have managed to achieve EGOT status. Audrey Hepburn, for example, was among them. Of living women, Rita Moreno, Whoopi Goldberg, Barbra Streisand and Kate Winslet have received such high recognition.
Earlier it was reported that Viola Davis has joined the cast of the prequel to The Hunger Games. In The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, she will play the chief game steward Volumnia Gaul – a role that was held by Seneca Crane (played by Wes Bentley) and Plutarch Havensby (played by the late Philip Seymour Hoffman) in the original franchise.