Viola Davis bags EGOT status with Grammy win

Actor Viola Davis on Sunday joined the rare firmament of showbiz luminaries to have won competitive Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony awards – the so-called EGOT – after taking home the gramophone for best audiobook, narration and storytelling.

The 57-year-old Davis earned the Grammy for voicing the audio version of her best-selling 2022 memoir “Finding Me.”

“I wrote this book to honor the six-year-old Viola,” she said at the pre-telecast ceremony in Los Angeles. “To honor her life, her joy, her trauma, everything. And, it has just been such a journey — I just EGOT!”

Davis bested a rather formidable field: comedian Mel Brooks, who already has an EGOT; composer and actor Lin-Manuel Miranda, who is an Oscar away; and actor Jamie Foxx and musician Questlove, who are both Oscar and Grammy winners.