Jennifer Hudson just added another major award to her mantel and it sees her strut even closer to EGOT status.
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The multi-hyphenate talent won a Daytime Emmy today for her role as executive producer in VR animated film ‘Baba Yaga.’
Hudson, 39, was among a number of notable names to voice characters in the production; a list that included the likes of Glen Close and Kate Winslet.
Ultimately though, it was the film’s win in the category of Interactive Media for a Daytime Program that earned Hudson the honor.
It means the ‘Dreamgirls’ star – who now has an Emmy, Grammys, and an Oscar to her name – is just one award away from earning the coveted EGOT status. For, only a Tony Award remains.
Back in 2016, she appeared to be a shoo-in after being nominated for her role in the Broadway adaptation of ‘The Color Purple’ – which nabbed four nominations but omitted her.
Should a Tony be in her future (which for us feels more “when” than “if”), Hudson would join the likes of Whoopi Goldberg and John Legend on the elite list of names to have achieved EGOT status.
Remarking on her win, the ‘Respect’ star said:
“Wow! Thank you @televisionacad for this honor. And thanks to the incredible creative team at @baobabstudios for bringing the important story of “Baba Yaga” to life. I am so grateful for the opportunity to lend my voice to a character and executive produce alongside this innovative team. You all inspired me doing what you do best. Receiving an Emmy for this special project is truly the icing on the cake!”
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