After profitable aSunday for producing the hit Broadway musical “A Unusual Loop,” Jennifer Hudson achieved EGOT standing —that means she has received an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony Award in her profession. Hudson turned the seventeenth individual to win all 4 main awards.
Ahad 11 nominations – essentially the most for any present – heading to Sunday night time’s Tony Awards in New York Metropolis. It took house awards for the perfect musical and finest e-book for a musical classes – the previous giving Hudson, one of many producers of the present, her milestone win.
She beforehand received an Oscar for finest supporting actress for “Dreamgirls,” two Grammys for finest R&B and finest musical theater albums and a daytime Emmy for excellent interactive media for “Baba Yaga.”
Hudson can be the second Black lady to win all 4 main awards after Whoopi Goldberg reached the milestone in 2002, in accordance with Entertainment Tonight. Different well-known EGOT winners embody Rita Moreno, Audrey Hepburn, John Legend and Alan Menken.
The seventy fifth annual Tony Awards honored the highest performances of the theater trade, following two years of Broadway disruptions brought on by the pandemic. Academy Award winner and Tony Award nominee Ariana DeBose hosted the ceremony, which aired on CBS.