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Jennifer Hudson earns EGOT with Tony for producing 'A Strange Loop'

She becomes the 17th person to have won an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar and a Tony
Jennifer Hudson arrives at the 75th annual Tony Awards on Sunday, June 12, 2022, at Radio City Music Hall in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)Evan Agostini / Evan Agostini/Invision/AP

Jennifer Hudson on Sunday night achieved the rarified status of EGOT with her Tony win for producing “A Strange Loop.”

The awards term “EGOT” refers to people who have won an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar and a Tony over the course of their careers in entertainment. Notable figures who have netted wins across all four awards bodies include Rita Moreno, Alan Menken, Andrew Lloyd Webber, John Legend, Mike Nichols, Mel Brooks and Whoopi Goldberg.

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Only 16 individuals in history had achieved an EGOT in competitive categories ahead of Sunday night's Tony Awards. Now, Hudson is the 17th.

Hudson took the first steps to achieving EGOT with her Oscar win in the category of best supporting actress for her performance in 2006’s “Dreamgirls.” Since then, Hudson has netted two performing Grammys — one for best musical theater album for “The Color Purple” in 2017 and another for best R&B album for her self-titled album in 2009 — as well as a Daytime Emmy for executive producing the VR-animated film “Baby Yaga.”