H.E.R. Has Half Of An EGOT With 'Judas And The Black Messiah' Oscar Win
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H.E.R. Has Half Of An EGOT With 'Judas And The Black Messiah' Oscar Win

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS)’ 93rd Academy Awards ceremony aired last night and unfortunately, it did not quite live up to expectations as far as diversity and inclusion were concerned. The late Chadwick Boseman was wholly snubbed by the Academy and Viola Davis did not take home her second Oscar. However, there were some bright spots in the "No Zoom" allowed ceremony.

Jon Batiste took home an Oscar for Best Original Score for Soul. He was the first Black composer to do so in 35 years since Herbie Hancock won in 1986 for Bertrand Tavernier’s Round Midnight. Also, for their stunning song, “Fight For You” from Judas and the Black Messiah, D’Mile, Tiara Thomas and H.E.R. took home the Best Original Song Award.

For the 23-year old "Slide" singer, it means that she is now officially halfway on her way to an EGOT. Only two Black artists, Whoopi Goldberg and John Legend have the distinguished honor of having an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony. H.E.R. has already been awarded four Grammys in her career.

"There's absolutely going to be an EGOT in my future, hopefully," H.E.R., whose real name is Gabriella Sarmiento Wilson told reporters in the Oscars press room. She explained that she is also in love with musicals and hopes to tackle her Tony next.

"[I'm] also super passionate about acting as well, so you may see me up here as an actress also, and then I love musicals. Me and Brandy have been talking a lot and she's inspired me since she did a musical," she said. "I cannot believe that we're here. I'm so thankful to be standing next to these two. I'm still speechless. I feel like the Oscars are happening tomorrow and I'm dreaming right now. I'm still pinching myself."

We're certain H.E.R. will be claiming her EGOT status sooner rather than later.

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