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Jennifer Hudson is now one award away from the highly coveted EGOT.




Jennifer Hudson or J-Hud has now come a long way from that 23-year-old on the American Idols stage.

Hudson, an American singer and actress is now on the verge of history. The 39-year-old just won the Daytime Emmy award for Outstanding Interactive Media for a Daytime Program for her role as an executive producer on ‘Baba Yaga’. Her Emmy win means the singer is now just one award away from the highly coveted EGOT.

The Egot is an acronym for the Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony Awards. These awards honor outstanding achievements in television, music, film, and theatre. Achieving EGOT status in Hollywood is generally referred to as the “grand slam” of show business. There have only been 16 EGOT winners in history.

Jennifer Hudson is now just a Tony Award away from completing this grand slam. Should she be successful, Hudson would be only the second Black woman and the third Black person in general to earn EGOT status. Following the footsteps of Whoopi Goldberg and John Legend, respectively.

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Celebrating her win, Hudson took to Instagram to share a photo of a ring with the letters EGO. She wrote, “I’ve had this ring for quite some time! For me it always represented this day, the day I would say I have an EGO. Emmy, Grammy and Oscar! What an early bday gift! U can’t limit God!!! It’s only a story only God can write and heights only God can top! U will always see me try! and I hope U will too!”

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Jennifer Hudson has two Grammy awards to her name. In 2009, she won the award for Best R&B album for her self-titled debut album and she won her second in 2017 with the soundtrack to “The Color Purple” winning the award for Best Musical Theater album. For her Oscar win, that came in 2007 for her role in “Dreamgirls” for which she won the Best Supporting Actress award.

She came close to winning a Tony Award for “The Color Purple” in 2016 but was surprisingly snubbed from the production’s four nominations that year.

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