Viola Davis makes history, becomes first black star to win Oscar, Emmy and Tony for acting

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Viola Davis did not only win her first Oscar at the 89th Academy for Best Supporting Actress,she also catapulted herself into one of the most prestigious acting clubs in the world, EGOT.

With the win for her work in the 2016 film “Fences,” Davis becomes the 23rd person to complete the so-called triple crown of acting, a term used to describe actors and actresses who have won at least one acting award at the Oscars, the Emmys and the Tonys.
She is the first black woman to do so.Whoppie Goldberg also has three, but her Tony was for producing Broadway musical ”Thoroughly Modern Millie’ not acting.

 

 

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