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Sunday night marked a massive milestone in Jennifer Hudson’s career.
The singer and actress became part of the elite EGOT club, which is made up only of people who have won an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and a Tony Awards.
Hudson has already won an Emmy, Grammy and Oscar. But on Sunday, she snagged a Tony for her services as co-producer of A Strange Loop, which won the best musical award, completing the set to qualify for EGOT.
Coincidentally, in 2020 Hudson made a joke about his goal to join the under 20 individuals with the most coveted milestone.
“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 the Grammy,” she stated. “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.”
Hudson won an Oscar for the best-supporting actress category in 2007 for her character in Dreamgirls, two Grammys for the 2009 best R&B album and best musical theater album for the musical The Color Purple in 2017, and snatched a Daytime Emmy last year for the short, animated film, Baba Yag, which she voiced and co-produced.
The EGOT club has now grown to 17 members, as Hudson attained the achievement on Sunday.
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