Viola Davis shares the sweet way she plans to celebrate if she achieves EGOT status

Viola Davis already knows how she would celebrate if she became an EGOT winner.

The “Woman King” star just won her first Grammy nomination for her 2022 memoir, “Finding Me.”

If she wins, the actress will join the elite group of Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony award winners as the 18th member.

At the 13th Annual Governors Awards Gala at Los Angeles’ Fairmount Century Plaza this past Saturday, Davis spoke about her recent nomination and what it means to achieve EGOT honors.

“I felt really good,” Davis told Entertainment Tonight about him. win the nomination For her audiobook, which she narrated.

It earned a nod for Best Audiobook, Recording, Narrative, and Story alongside nominees Mel Brooks (who already has an EGOT), Jamie Foxx, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and Questloff.

Davis has a lead actress Emmy for How to Get Away With Murder, a supporting actress Oscar for “Fences” and two Tonys for “Fences” and “King Hedley II,” taking her a step away from achieving EGOT status.

If she were to score her first Grammy this year, she would join the ranks of only 17 people to have received an EGOT award, including John legend And the Jennifer Hudson.

It would also make her the third black woman — along with Whoopi Goldberg and Hudson — in that rare company.

“It’s a surreal title,” Davis told Entertainment about the possibility of earning an EGOT. And I thought about it, and I said to myself, ‘If I make it happen, I might as well take myself out to dinner. “

“You know, I don’t celebrate my victories,” Davis added. “But I will celebrate this win.”

Speaking about what motivates her in her decades-long career in Hollywood, the actress said at the 2011 Elle Women in Hollywood show, “What keeps me going is hope.”

“And that’s the hope that women of color can be part of the narrative, that our stories can be just as powerful, because we also have the power to change. We also have the ability to be quirky and sexy and different and funny and sincere and all of those things,” she added at the Elle tribute.

Coming for Davis, she’s set to play a disfigured villain in Lionsgate’s “Hunger Games” prequel, “The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes.”

The dystopian adventure also stars previously announced cast members Rachel Zegler (“West Side Story”) as Lucy Gray Baird, Tom Blyth (“Billy the Kid”) as young Coriolanus Snow, Peter Dinklage (“Game of Thrones”) , Jason Schwartzman (“Scott Pilgrim vs. the World”) and Hunter Shaffer (“Euphoria”).

“The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes” is scheduled to open in theaters on November 17, 2023.

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