Jennifer Hudson becomes EGOT winner at Tony Awards 2022

Jennifer Hudson becomes EGOT winner at Tony Awards 2022 1

Jennifer Hudson earned her EGOT on Sunday at the 2022 Tony Awards when she won for “A Strange Loop,” joining the select group to receive all of the prestigious achievement awards.

Hudson, 40, joins the exclusive list of 16 other winners, including Audrey Hepburn, Alan Menken, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Whoopi Goldberg, all of whom have won awards at the Emmys, Grammys, Oscars and Tony’s.

The prestigious title was awarded to Hudson as producer of the Tony Award-winning musical ‘A Strange Loop’, which won Best Musical on Sunday.

Hudson’s path to an EGOT began in 2007 when she won an Academy Award for her performance in “Dreamgirls” and later received a Grammy award in 2009 for her performance in “The Color Purple”.

Also in 2009, Hudson won the Emmy for an animated series called ‘Baby Yaga’.

“A Strange Loop” received a record 11 Tony nominations, including Best Musical and Best Actor. The show, written by Michael R. Jackson, won the Tony Award for Best New Musical and Jackson won the Best Book of a Musical award.

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