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Jennifer Hudson is Now an EGOT Club Member

Jennifer Hudson paved the way for another milestone of her career Sunday night. 

Having achieved so much in the industry, it’s no surprise that the 40-year-old singer and actress has become an EGOT – an artist that has won all Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and a Tony Awards, hence the acronym. 

Hudson has now won an Emmy, Grammy and Oscar. And on Sunday, she snagged another impressive win for her work as producer of A Strange Loop, which took home the best musical award at this year’s Tony Awards. 

In 2020, Hudson made a joke in an interview with PEOPLE about his goal to join the under 20 individuals who have attained this 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.

The EGOT club now holds 17 people on its list, with Hudson as the newest member.

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