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Jennifer Hudson achieves EGOT status with ‘A Strange Loop’

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Jennifer Hudson joined an exclusive club on Sunday, achieving EGOT status with her Tony win for producing A Strange Loop, the Pulitzer Prize-winning musical written by Michael R. Jackson that follows a Black queer man who tries to write a musical while struggling with identity, among other things.

The 40-year-old multi-talented entertainer previously won a Daytime Emmy for executive producing the 2020 animated film Baby Yaga; Grammys in 2017 for The Color Purple and in 2009 for Best Album; and an Academy Award in 2007 for Dreamgirls.

The American Idol alum joins a small list of EGOT winners that includes John LegendWhoopi GoldbergRita MorenoAlan MenkenAndrew Lloyd WebberMike Nichols and Mel Brooks.

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