Jennifer Hudson is ‘Still Processing’ Her EGOT Status E! News UK
Jennifer Hudson is “still processing” her new EGOT status.
The Dreamgirls star has won an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony Award, earning her the coveted “EGOT” status.
First winning an Oscar for her role in Dreamgirls, then two Grammys – including one for her self-titled album – and an Emmy for Baba Yaga, Jennifer won her first Tony Award for A Strange Loop in June.
Reflecting on her new status in an interview on CBS Mornings, Jennifer said: “I’m still processing it. To be able to fully know what it means, the business that I’m in…Because it’s was a surprise. I didn’t quite see it coming.”
Winning a Tony as producer for A Strange Loop made Jennifer the 17th person – and youngest woman – in history to achieve EGOT status.
“I went there to celebrate the cast for getting 11 nominations, and I didn’t feel like I was there. And then when they said, Strange Loop, Best Musical, I was cheering them on,” she remembers. “And once we got on stage, everyone started singing ‘EGOT, EGOT’ and I was like, ‘Wait, what?'”
Jennifer revealed that she bought a keepsake to remember the moment. Already owning a ring with the letters “EGO” to commemorate her achievements before the Tony Award, she now also has a charm with the number “17”.