Jennifer Hudson Becomes an EGOT Club Member

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On Sunday night, Jennifer Hudson made history. 

The 40-year-old singer and actress became part of the elite EGOT club. For context, an EGOT is an artist who has snagged all Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and a Tony Awards in their career. 

Hudson had already won an Emmy, Grammy, and Oscar. And Sunday marked a very impressive win for her, as she snagged a Tony for her services as a co-producer of A Strange Loop which snatched the best musical award. 

Notably, in 2020, Hudson made a joke in an interview with PEOPLE about the goal to join the under 20 individuals with the most coveted milestone. 

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“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.

With Hudson as a new addition, the EGOT club now holds 17 people on its list.

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