Jennifer Hudson, The 17th Celebrity in History to Reach EGOT Status

By TOI Editor   June 13, 2022   Update on : June 13, 2022

Jennifer Hudson

Jennifer Hudson, the 17th celebrity in history to reach EGOT status, received her first Tony Award on Sunday, June 12, for her remarkable co-production of the Broadway musical A Strange Loop.

Hudson is the 17th individual to gain EGOT rank and the third youngest at the age of 40. Alan Menken, John Legend, Tim Rice, Andrew Lloyd Webber, and Robert Lopez, the songwriter whose songs include Frozen and who is the only artist to earn the status twice, are among the most recent recipients.

The acronym EGOT refers to the famous prize ceremonies Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony. Hudson is the second black woman, after Whoopi Goldberg, to win all four major American entertainment awards.

Hudson won her first American entertainment award at the Oscars in 2007 for Best Supporting Actress in the 2006 picture Dreamgirls.

In 2009, the former American Idol winner received her first Grammy for her self-titled album, which was nominated for “Best R&B Album.” In 2017, she won another Grammy for The Color Purple, this time in the category of Best Musical Theater Album.

Hudson ultimately received her first Daytime Emmy Award in September 2021 for her work as an executive producer on the virtual reality cartoon picture Baba Yaga. keep reading to learn World’s Top 10 Highest Paid Actresses.

Jennifer Hudson made her musical debut in 2004 as a participant on the third season of American Idol, where she finished seventh overall. Dreamgirls was her debut film role in 2006. In 2008, she published her debut album two years later.

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