Jennifer Hudson Reaches EGOT Status

Jennifer Hudson is an EGOT winner thanks to her taking home a Tony Award for her role as co-producer of “A Strange Loop,” which won for best musical Sunday.

The “Respect” star is already an Emmy, Grammy, and Oscar recipient and her latest award inducts her into the elite EGOT club.

Hudson spoke a couple of years ago about her plans.

“I got a dog and named it Oscar, and then I won my Oscar. And then I got a dog and named it Grammy, and then I won my Grammy,” she said. “So I think I should get some dogs and name them Emmy and Tony – and it’ll give me good luck, and I’ll win [They’re] like my good luck charms.”

The soon-to-be talk show host won an Academy Award for best-supporting actress for “Dreamgirls in 2007. A Grammy for best R&B album in 2009, best musical theater album for “The Color Purple” the musical in 2017, and a Daytime Emmy for “Baby Yag,” the animated short, which she did voiceover and produced.

Hudson joins the sixteen other EGOT winners, and she is the second black woman to win after Whoopi Goldberg was given the honor in 2002.
Congratulations Jennifer!

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