Jennifer Hudson Is Extremely Close To Reaching EGOT Status After Landing First Tony Nomination
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Jennifer Hudson Is Extremely Close To Reaching EGOT Status After Landing First Tony Nomination

Jennifer Hudson is one step closer to achieving EGOT status following the 2022 Tony Award nominations.

This year, she is nominated as a producer for A Strange Loop, which racked up 11 nominations.

An EGOT is when a performer wins an Emmy, a Grammy, an Academy Award and a Tony.

Jennifer Hudson has previously won a Daytime Emmy for executive producing the VR animated film Baby Yaga, a Grammy for the Best Musical Theater Album in 2017 for The Color Purple and Best R&B album in 2009, and an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for Dreamgirls in 2007.

Hudson was previously snubbed by the Tonys in 2017 when she didn’t receive a nomination for her role as Shug Avery in The Color Purple.

 

Hudson is nominated as a producer for 'A Strange Loop,' the musical by Michael R. Jackson that follows a Black queer man writing a musical as he grapples with desires, identity and instincts.

The production is up for best musical, best direction, best lead actor, best-featured actor, best-featured actress, and best original score, among other nominations. Hudson’s EGOT chance looks like a sure thing as A Strange Loop looks like a Tony’s powerhouse.

The 75th annual Tony Awards will be hosted by Ariana DeBose on June 12 live on CBS and streaming on Paramount+.

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