Viola Davis already is aware of how she’s going to have fun if she turns into an EGOT winner.
The “Woman King” star simply snagged her first Grammy nomination for her 2022 memoir “Finding Me.”
If she wins, the actor will be part of the elite group of EGOT — Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony — winners as its 18th member.
At the thirteenth annual Governors Awards at Los Angeles’ Fairmount Century Plaza final Saturday, Davis spoke about her latest nomination and what it could imply to attain the EGOT honor.
“Felt pretty good,” Davis informed Entertainment Tonight about incomes the nomination for her audiobook, which she narrated.
She landed the nod for greatest audio guide, narration and storytelling recording alongside nominees Mel Brooks (who already has an EGOT), Jamie Foxx, Lin-Manuel Miranda and Questlove.
Davis has a lead actress Emmy for “How to Get Away With Murder,” a supporting actress Oscar for “Fences” and two Tonys for “Fences” and “King Hedley II,” bringing her a step away from attaining EGOT standing.
If she had been to attain her first Grammy this 12 months, she would be part of the ranks of solely 17 individuals who have ever earned the EGOT, together with John Legend and Jennifer Hudson.
It would additionally make her the third Black lady — alongside Whoopi Goldberg and Hudson — in that uncommon firm.
“It is a surreal title to have,” Davis informed the leisure outlet in regards to the potential of incomes the EGOT. “And I thought about it, and I thought to myself, ‘If I achieve that, I may take myself out to dinner.’”
“And you know, I don’t celebrate my wins,” Davis added. “But I’d celebrate that win.”
Speaking about what motivates her in her decades-long Hollywood profession, the actor mentioned on the 2011 Elle Women in Hollywood, “What keeps me in the business is hope.”
“And that’s the hope that women of color are also a part of the narrative, that our stories are just as potent, because we also have the power of transformation. We also have the power to be quirky, and sexy, and different, funny, heartfelt and all of those things,” she added on the Elle tribute occasion.
Coming up for Davis, she’s set to play a warped villain in Lionsgate’s “Hunger Games” prequel, “The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes.”
The dystopian action-adventure additionally stars beforehand introduced forged members Rachel Zegler (“West Side Story”) as Lucy Gray Baird, Tom Blyth (“Billy the Kid”) as a younger Coriolanus Snow, Peter Dinklage (“Game of Thrones”), Jason Schwartzman (“Scott Pilgrim vs. the World”) and Hunter Schafer (“Euphoria”).
“The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes” is scheduled to open in theaters on Nov. 17, 2023.