The ‘Woman King’ star is among the winners who receive the awards at the 65th Grammy Awards Premiere Ceremony, held hours ahead of the live main ceremony.
AceShowbiz –Viola Davis may pop the champagne early on Sunday, February 5. While everyone was still counting down for the 65th Annual Grammy Awards, the actress has already bagged a golden gramophone from the Recording Academy.
The former “How to Get Away with Murder” star won her first Grammy for Best Audio Book, Narration & Storytelling Recording for her 2022 autobiography “Finding Me”, which was announced at the Premiere Ceremony earlier on Sunday. The feat was so special since it’s not only her first Grammy win, but also made her the 18th person to achieve EGOT status.
“Oh my God! I wrote this book to honor the 6-year-old Viola, to honor her life, her joy, her trauma, everything,” Davis began in her acceptance speech as she took the stage in her shimmering colorful dress. “And it has just been such a journey. I just EGOT!”
“The Woman King” actress went on to thank “everybody who was a part of my story, and the best chapter yet, my loves [husband Julius Tennon and 12-year-old daughter Genesis].” She added, “You are my life and my joy, the best chapter in my book. Thank you!”
Fellow EGOT winner Jennifer Hudson congratulated Davis on Twitter. Sharing a video of Davis’ speech, the “American Idol” alum wrote, “Hold the line !!!!!!! Viola Davis just became EGOT #18 !!! Omg @violadavis U are absolutely everything ! Congratulations to a living LEGEND. Time to celebrate !!!”
Jennifer Hudson congratulated Viola Davis after she became an EGOT winner.
Davis will also take part at the live main ceremony, which kicks off at 5 P.M. PST at the Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles. She is on hand as one of the presenters at the show, which is hosted by Trevor Noah.
Meanwhile, Randy Rainbow hosted the Premiere Ceremony. Jack Antonoff (Producer of the Year), Taylor Swift (Music Video), Lin-Manuel Miranda (Song Written for Visual Media) and Dave Chappelle (Comedy Album) also won an award each at the Premiere Ceremony, while Brandi Carlile, Maverick City Music and Bonnie Raitt took home multiple awards.
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