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Jennifer Hudson Scores EGOT With Recent Tony Award Win

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Jennifer Hudson Scores EGOT With Recent Tony Award Win

By Movieguide® Contributor

Actress Jennifer Hudson has a lot to celebrate!

At this year’s Tony Awards, Hudson earned a Tony Award after A STRANGE LOOP, a show she served as producer on, won Best Musical. This award also pushed Hudson to EGOT status!

EGOT, which stands for Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony, is seen as a crowning achievement in the entertainment industry. 

Movieguide® awarded Hudson the Grace Prize® for her performance as Aretha Franklin in RESPECT in 2021.

Hudson got her start towards EGOT status in 2007, when she won Best Supporting Actress for her role in DREAMGIRLS.

Hudson has two Grammy awards; one for her 2009 album Jennifer Hudson, and one for the soundtrack of the 2017 revival of The Color Purple

The actress scored an Emmy last year for BABA YAGA, where she served as a producer and did some voice acting on the show. 

Other stars who have achieved EGOT status include big names like Audrey Hepburn, Mel Brooks, Whoopi Goldberg, and John Legend. 

Movieguide® previously reported on Hudson’s impressive career and how her faith has led her through the entertainment industry:

Jennifer Hudson is known for her Emmy Award-winning vocals and her performances on the big screen in SING and the upcoming RESPECT, based on the life of Aretha Franklin.

Like Franklin, Hudson is a woman who was raised in church and uses her faith in many of her movie roles.

In 2013, Hudson reflected on her role in the faith-filled musical, BLACK NATIVITY

“Earlier this year I was in a church to film a movie, a historic church in Harlem with magnificent stained-glass windows and rows and rows of pews, with choir stalls and stacks of Bibles. Even though my own church was halfway across the country, I felt right at home,” Hudson wrote in 2013. 

Hudson said that faith and church were a staple of her childhood. 

“Church was at the center of my life growing up. My family went to a Baptist church on the South Side of Chicago, and I think we spent more time there than at our house,” Hudson said. “Monday nights we had Bible study, Tuesday nights were rehearsals for the adult choir, Wednesday nights the youth choir rehearsed (I sang in both choirs), Saturdays my mother folded and stapled bulletins, Sundays we were at both morning and evening services.”

She added: “We were always there. And more important, our church family was always there with us, helping us stay close to God in good times and bad.”

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