The singer and actress have joined the elite EGOT club, which is made up of artists that have won all four major awards: Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and a Tony Awards.
Hudson’s win Sunday marks the latest in a long list of successes. She has already won an Emmy, Grammy and Oscar, plus this year she snagged one as well – the Tony Award for her services as a co-producer of A Strange Loop which snatched the best musical award.
In 2020, Hudson made a joke in an interview with PEOPLE about her goal to join the under 20 individuals who have reached this coveted milestone.
“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 the Grammy,” she stated. “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.”
Hudson won an Oscar for the best-supporting actress category in 2007 for her character in Dreamgirls, two Grammys for the 2009 best R&B album and best musical theater album for the musical The Color Purple in 2017, and snatched a Daytime Emmy last year for the short, animated film, Baba Yag, which she voiced and co-produced.
The EGOT club has now grown to 17 people, with Hudson as the new addition.