Jennifer Hudson A Tony Short Of EGOT After Winning Daytime Emmy

Jennifer Hudson, who won a Daytime Emmy award for her role as executive producer of animated film Baba Yaga on Thursday (September 9), is now just one win (a Tony award) shy of achieving EGOT status. The film received the award under the daytime program category.

“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,” Hudson wrote in an Instagram post celebrating her win.

She added, “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!”

Showing off her golden EGO ring on Instagram, Hudson wrote, “Wow God wow !!!!!!! I’ve had this ring for quite some time! For me it always represented this day, the day I would say I have an EGO! Emmy, Grammy and Oscar ! What a early bday gift ! U can’t limit God !!!! It’s only a story God could write and heights only God can top ! U will always see me try ! And I hope u will too!”

Hudson had won an Oscar for best supporting actress in 2007 for her role as Effie White in Dreamgirls, and has won a couple of Grammys (best R&B alum in 2009 and best musical theater album in 2017).

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