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Jennifer Hudson wins Daytime Emmy as executive producer putting her one award away from EGOT status

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Jennifer Hudson wins Daytime Emmy as executive producer putting her one award away from EGOT status


Jennifer Hudson won a Daytime Emmy on Thursday putting her one award away from achieving elite EGOT status.

The 39-year-old entertainer won a Daytime Emmy for her role as an executive producer of the VR animated film Baby Yaga, according to an article by Variety.

Baby Yaga by Baobab Studios was made for Oculus Quest and won in the Interactive Media for a Daytime Program category.

Emmy winner: Jennifer Hudson, shown last month in Los Angeles, won a Daytime Emmy on Thursday putting her one award away from achieving elite EGOT status

Emmy winner: Jennifer Hudson, shown last month in Los Angeles, won a Daytime Emmy on Thursday putting her one award away from achieving elite EGOT status

Jennifer also starred in Baby Yaga along with Glenn Close, Kate Winslet and Daisy Ridley who all voiced characters in the animated film.

The Chicago native only needs a Tony Award to reach EGOT status reserved for winners of an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony award.

Jennifer won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress in the 2006 film Dreamgirls.

She also has won two Grammys for Best R&B Album and Best Musical Theater Album.

Oscar winner: The 39-year-old entertainer won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress in the 2006 film Dreamgirls and is shown in a still from the critically acclaimed film

Oscar winner: The 39-year-old entertainer won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress in the 2006 film Dreamgirls and is shown in a still from the critically acclaimed film

Animated film: Jennifer won a Daytime Emmy for her role as an executive producer of the VR animated film Baby Yaga, according to an article by Variety

Animated film: Jennifer won a Daytime Emmy for her role as an executive producer of the VR animated film Baby Yaga, according to an article by Variety

Star-studded cast: The Chicago native also starred in Baby Yaga along with Glenn Close, Kate Winslet and Daisy Ridley who all voiced characters in the animated film

Star-studded cast: The Chicago native also starred in Baby Yaga along with Glenn Close, Kate Winslet and Daisy Ridley who all voiced characters in the animated film

The American Idol finalist was snubbed by the Tony Awards when the 2015 Broadway revival of The Color Purple scored four nominations with none for Jennifer who played Shug Avery.

Alan Menken, 72, became the 16th EGOT winner in July 2020 when the composer won a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Original Song in a Children’s, Young Adult or Animated Program for Rapunzel’s Tangled Adventure.

Others who have achieved EGOT status include: Rita Moreno, Audrey Hepburn, Marvin Hamlisch, Mel Brooks, Whoopi Goldberg, Andrew Lloyd Weber and John Legend.

EGOT status: Others who have achieved EGOT status include: Rita Moreno {shown in a promo for West Side Story),  Audrey Hepburn, Marvin Hamlisch, Mel Brooks, Whoopi Goldberg, Andrew Lloyd Weber and John Legend

EGOT status: Others who have achieved EGOT status include: Rita Moreno {shown in a promo for West Side Story),  Audrey Hepburn, Marvin Hamlisch, Mel Brooks, Whoopi Goldberg, Andrew Lloyd Weber and John Legend

Jennifer also has received Oscar buzz for her recent performance as Aretha Franklin in Respect.

She has been working on her fourth studio album after releasing JHUD in 2014.

The Respect soundtrack was released last month and featured Jennifer performing the original song Here I Am (Singing My Way Home).

The song reached number 21 on the Billboard Adult R&B Songs chart released at the end of August.

Busy star: Jennifer, shown last month in New York City, also has been working on her fourth studio album after releasing JHUD in 2014

Busy star: Jennifer, shown last month in New York City, also has been working on her fourth studio album after releasing JHUD in 2014

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