Jennifer Hudson becomes an EGOT at the 2022 Tony Awards as she wins for A Strange Loop

Jennifer Hudson attends the 75th Annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on June 12, 2022 in New York City.

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Jennifer Hudson has officially achieved EGOT status!

The actress and singer landed her very first Tony Award on Sunday evening, when A strange loop won Best Musical. (Hudson, 40, is the show’s producer.)

It was the last trophy she needed to complete the EGOT quartet of winning a Emmys, grammys, Oscar and Tony.

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Hudson won his first of four major awards, an Oscar, for his role in the 2007 film dream girls. She is a two-time Grammy winner, having landed her first for her 2009 self-titled album.

The american idol alum then scored a Daytime Emmy last year, for the animated short Baba Yagawhich she co-produced and to which she lent her voice.

Hudson once joked when asked about her plans to achieve EGOT status“I should have two more dogs.”

“I had a dog and I named him Oscar, then I won my Oscar. And then I had a dog and I named him Grammy, then I won my Grammy,” he said. she stated at the time. “So I think I should have dogs and name them Emmy and Tony – and that will bring me luck, and I will win. [They’re] like my lucky charms.”

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Presented by the Broadway League and the American Theater Wing, the annual Antoinette Perry Award for Excellence in Theater (as the Tonys are officially known) honor the highest honor in American theater – the equivalent of television’s Emmys, music’s Grammys or film industry’s Oscars. It’s a necessary reward to reach EGOT, the grand slam of show business.

In the coveted Best New Musical category, North country girl, MJ the musical, Mr Saturday night, Paradise Square, SIX: The Musical and A strange loop all competed for the top prize this year.

The show’s host was Ariana DeBosewho won an Oscar earlier this year for the latest film adaptation of the beloved musical West Side Story.

The 2022 Tony Awards aired live from New York’s Radio City Music Hall on CBS and Paramount+.

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