Jennifer Hudson has EGOT status!
The actress and singer clinched her first Tony last night, when A Strange Loop won best musical.
Hudson as well as RuPaul is a producer of the show. A Strange Loop was up for 11 awards and was shut out of all but two.
It was the final trophy she needed to snatch for the EGOT quartet of an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony.
Hudson won her first of the big four awards, an Oscar, for her role in 2007’s Dreamgirls. She is a two-time Grammy winner, having nabbed her first one for her 2009 self-titled album.
The American Idol alum (not winner) went on to score a Daytime Emmy last year, for the animated short Baba Yaga, which she co-produced and lent her voice to.
Hudson previously joked when asked about her plans to achieve EGOT status,
I should get two more dogs.”
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 my Grammy. 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.”
It’s an elite club. There are only 17 EGOT winners. (Jennifer needs to update Instagram today.)