Viola Davis shares the cute way she plans to celebrate if she gets EGOT status

Viola Davis already knows how she’s going to celebrate if she wins EGOT.

The ‘King’s Woman’ star just caught her for the first time Grammy nomination for her 2022 memoir Looking for Me.

If she wins, the actress will join EGOT’s elite group of Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony winners as its 18th member.

Last Saturday at the 13th Annual Governors Awards at Fairmount Century Plaza in Los Angeles, Davis spoke about her recent nomination and what it means to receive the EGOT award.

“I felt pretty good,” Davis said. Entertainment tonight about getting a nomination for her audiobook she narrated.

She received the award for Best Audiobook, Narrative and Recorded Narrative along with nominees Mel Brooks (who already has 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 Headley II, putting her on the verge of achieving EGOT status.

If she received her first Grammy this year, she would join the ranks of only 17 people who have ever earned EGOT, including John Legend as well as Jennifer Hudson

It would also make her the third black woman – along with Whoopi Goldberg and Hudson – in that rare company.

“It’s a surreal title,” Davis told the entertainment portal about the potential for EGOT. “And I thought about it, and I thought to myself, ‘If I get that far, I can go out to lunch.’

“And you know, I don’t celebrate my victories,” Davis added. “But I would celebrate this victory.”

Speaking about what drives her in her long Hollywood career, the actress said in 2011 El Women in Hollywood“What keeps me in business is hope.”

“And that is the hope that women of color are also part of the story, that our stories are just as powerful because we also have the power of transformation. We also have the opportunity to be quirky and sexy and different and funny and sincere and all that stuff,” she added at the Elle event.

Approaching Davis, she will play a twisted villain in Lionsgate’s Hunger Games prequel The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes.

The dystopian action-adventure also stars previously announced actors Rachel Zegler (West Side Story) as Lucy Gray Baird, Tom Blyth (Billy the Kid) as young Coriolanus Snow, Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones), Jason Schwartzman ( Scott Pilgrim vs. All) and Hunter Schafer (Euphoria).

The premiere of “The Ballad of Songbirds and Serpents” is scheduled for November. 17, 2023.