With her Grammy for the audiobook recording of her memoir Finding Me this year, Davis has joined the elite league of EGOT winners — those who have won an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and a Tony. She is the third black woman to join the EGOT club after Whoopi Goldberg and Jennifer Hudson. let’s look at other Hollywood actors who have won a Grammy.
Last Updated: 11.05 AM, Feb 08, 2023
Hollywood’s powerhouse of talent Viola Davis made history at the 65th Annual Grammy Awards when she won the Best Spoken Word Album category. But Davis has been making history for a while. She became the first actress of colour to win the Emmy for Lead Actress in a drama in 2015 for her role Annalise Keating in How To Get Away with Murder. She also won an Oscar for best supporting actress for her role in Fences and is also a proud recipient of two Tony Awards. With her Grammy for the audiobook recording of her memoir Finding Me this year, Davis has joined the elite league of EGOT winners — those who have won an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and a Tony. She is the third black woman to join the EGOT club after Whoopi Goldberg and Jennifer Hudson. For today’s podcast, let’s look at other Hollywood actors who have won a Grammy.
The legendary actress posthumously won the prestigious Grammy award in 2018 for the audiobook The Princess Diarist in the Best Spoken Word Album category. The audio memoir was curated from diary entries that Fisher had made when she acted in the iconic 1977 film Star Wars.
At the age of 90, the comedy legend won a Grammy for her audiobook If You Ask Me (and of Course You Won't) in the Best Spoken Word Album category. With an acting career ranging over seven decades, she is mostly known for her iconic role in The Golden Girls.
TV presenter and political commentator host Stephen Colbert has been the recipient of not just one but two Grammy Awards. In 2010, he won for his comedy album A Colbert Christmas: The Greatest Gift of All! and in 2014, for his audiobook America Again: Re-becoming the Greatness We Never Weren't.
Known for his performances in TV shows such as Scrubs and Arrested Development, Zach Braff took us by surprise when he bagged a Grammy in the Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media category for the soundtrack to his film Garden State.
The Oscar-winning actor has also been awarded a Grammy for his renditions of Johnny Cash classics in the movie Walk the Line. He won the Best Compilation Soundtrack Album for Visual Media at the 49th Annual Grammy Awards in 2007.
Whoopi Goldberg has a proven record of being an incredible performer who has infused life into a range of onscreen characters with inimitable grace. Her turn in the 1992 comedy Sister Act may have crystallised her position as the queen of comedy, but it was her album Whoopi Goldberg – Original Broadway Show Recording that actually won her a Grammy. The album contains standup comedy routines that Goldberg has popularised through her various screen avatars.
The eternal beauty from Titanic who refuses to toss in the hat, Kate Winslet too took home the Grammy for Best Spoken Word Album for Children in 2000 for her narration of Listen to the Storyteller: A Trio of Musical Tales from Around the World. Now, she’s only short of a Tony to achieve the prestigious EGOT status.
Similar to Davis, the legendary actress Audrey Hepburn joined the EGOT winners when she won a Grammy for Best Spoken Word Album for Children for her narration of Audrey Hepburn's Enchanted Tales in 1994.
Best known for his turn in the Hangover movies, Bradley Cooper proved his versatility after he won a Grammy in the Best Pop Duo/Group Performance category for the song Shallow. The song was a part of A Star Is Born album which also received a Grammy for best compilation soundtrack for visual media.
Robin Williams has received nine Grammy nominations and has won five of them. He won the Best Comedy Recording for Reality … What a Concept in 1980 and Best Spoken Comedy Album for Robin Williams Live on Broadway in 2003.
The queen of outlandish comedy, Tiffany Haddish took home a Grammy in 2021 for Best Comedy Album for Black Mitzvah. She is best known for her hilarious turn in the film Girls Trip.
In 2019, the Parks and Recreation star Rashida Jones won a Grammy in the Best Music Film category for Quincy, a documentary about her father, the legendary music producer Quincy Jones.
The stand-up comedian mostly known for her role in Grace and Frankie won a Grammy Award for her 1972 comedy album This Is a Recording. She just needs an Oscar to achieve EGOT status.
Not many know that Jamie Foxx is also as much a gifted singer. The actor impressed us with his powerful and moving performance in the 2004 biopic Ray. But it was his song Blame It which won him a Grammy in Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals category.
The British actor Patrick Stewart, best known for the Star Trek movies, has also been credited for narrations and has won the Grammy for Best Spoken Word Album for Children in 1996 for his narration of Peter and the Wolf.
James Earl Jones
James Earl Jones is probably one of the most prolific voice actors in Hollywood as he has given life to famous film characters such as Darth Vadar in the Star Wars film franchise and Mufasa in The Lion King. He won a Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album for Great American Documents in 1977.
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