Congratulations are to ensure that Jennifer Hudson, as she is formally an EGOT after the 2022 Tony Awards on June 12. Jennifer is a producer on the play A Unusual Loop, which took dwelling the award for Greatest Musical on the occasion. Contemplating Jennifer already has an Emmy, Grammy and Oscar, the Tony Awards was the final left on her listing of the massive 4. She grew to become simply the seventeenth particular person in historical past to achieve this excessive degree of acclaim.
This was Jennifer’s first time being nominated on the Tony Awards, though she starred in The Colour Purple in 2015. The American Idol contestant earned her first of the massive 4 awards again in 2007 when she took dwelling Greatest Supporting Actress for her position in Dreamgirls. It was her first and solely Oscar nomination.
In 2009, Jennifer scored her first Grammy award for Greatest R&B Album because of her document Jennifer Hudson. Her second Grammy got here in 2017 for The Colour Purple, which received Greatest Musical Theater Album. Moreover, Jennifer has six different Grammy nominations over the years, together with two in 2022. Jennifer earned her Emmy Award in 2021 for producing Baba Yaga, which received Excellent Interactive Media for a Daytime Program on the Daytime Emmy Awards.
Jennifer is simply the second Black girl to realize EGOT standing, following within the footsteps of Whoopi Goldberg. Different feminine EGOT winners embody Helen Hayes, Rita Moreno and Audrey Hepburn. Moreover, at 40 years previous, Jennifer is the second youngest particular person to ever turn into an EGOT, following John Legend, who reached the glory in 2018 on the age of 39.
A Unusual Loop was the most-nominated present on the 2022 Tonys, though it solely took dwelling two of its 11 nominations. Along with Greatest Musical, it additionally received for Greatest Ebook of a Musical. Among the evening’s different greatest winners included Firm, The Lehman Trilogy, MJ and Six.