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Jennifer Hudson Achieves EGOT Status With Her First Tony Award Win

For her role as producer for the musical ‘A Strange Loop.’

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Jennifer Hudson has officially claimed her EGOT status — the achievement of having won an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar and a Tony, as per Merriam-Webster.

On top of her existing major awards, the 40-year-old artist earned her first Tony win earlier this evening for A Strange Loop. Hudson is now the third Black talent to claim an EGOT, joining Whoopi Goldberg and John Legend.

“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,” she previously said in a speech. “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.”

Her first big win was an Oscar for her part in 2007’s Dreamgirls. She then became a two-time Grammy winner and scored her Emmy last year for Baba Yaga. 

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