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Jennifer Hudson achieves EGOT status after Tony Award win

The actress and singer served as a producer for A Strange Loop, which won the best musical at the 75th annual ceremony in New York.

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Jennifer Hudson achieves EGOT status after Tony Award win (Evan Agostini/AP)

Jennifer Hudson achieves EGOT status after Tony Award win (Evan Agostini/AP)

Jennifer Hudson achieves EGOT status after Tony Award win (Evan Agostini/AP)

Jennifer Hudson has achieved the coveted EGOT status after winning a Tony award on Sunday.

The actress and singer served as a producer for A Strange Loop, which won best musical at the 75th annual ceremony in New York.

EGOT status refers to individuals who win all four major entertainment awards; an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and a Tony.

The prestigious status has only been awarded to 16 individuals previously, and the list includes such notable figures as Andrew Lloyd Webber, Rita Moreno, John Legend and Whoopi Goldberg.

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Hudson also introduced a performance by the cast of A Strange Loop at the Tonys alongside Drag Race star Ru Paul (Charles Sykes/AP)

Hudson also introduced a performance by the cast of A Strange Loop at the Tonys alongside Drag Race star Ru Paul (Charles Sykes/AP)

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Hudson also introduced a performance by the cast of A Strange Loop at the Tonys alongside Drag Race star Ru Paul (Charles Sykes/AP)

Hudson won the Oscar for best supporting actress for her role in the 2006 film Dreamgirls.

She is a two-time Grammy-winner, having won awards for best R&B album in 2009 and best musical theatre album in 2017.

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Last year she picked up a Daytime Emmy award for her producer role on Baba Yaga.

Hudson also introduced a performance by the cast of A Strange Loop at the Tonys alongside Drag Race star Ru Paul.


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