Jennifer Hudson beat out a whole bunch of talented singers to win an award at the 75th annual Tony Awards last week. This marks the 60th year that the special EGOT title has been given, and she is one of only 17 people to hold such an honor (including Rita Moreno and John Legend). The prestigious title is an abbreviation for Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony. With that being said, Hudson won the award for A Stranger Loop which she co-produced.
Jennifer Hudson Other EGOT Awards
Hudson won the Academy Award in 2007 for her performance in the 2006 film, Dreamgirls. She later garnered an Emmy award in 2021 for her work as executive producer on the animated movie, Baba Yaga. But she snagged two Grammy Awards to her credit during her career. She received one in 2009 for her eponymous debut studio album and another one in 2017 for The Color Purple’s musical theater album.
She Used To Joke That Her Success Is Linked With Her Pomeranian Dogs
Back in 2020, during an interview, Jennifer echoed loud that her success and awards are all because of her Pomeranian dogs. She mentioned that:
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. 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.
To conclude, Jennifer Hudson joined the prestigious EGOT club with 16 other people including people like Rita Moreno, Andrew Lloyd Webber, John Legend, and Audrey Hepburn.
Source: The Washington Post