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.
“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.