Viola Davis is one award shy of reaching EGOT standing, and at this yr’s Grammy Awards, she might get it accomplished. On Thursday night time’s (Jan. 12) Jimmy Kimmel Stay!, the actress made it clear that she’s not ashamed to marketing campaign for herself.
“I’ve to inform you — the Grammy factor…I’m a severe actor. I’m,” she instructed the late-night host. “I went to Juilliard [School of the Performing Arts], I really feel it’s concerning the work. [But] it’s like my niece Annabella who had a meltdown at Circus Circus [Las Vegas] when she was 6 years previous, snot dripping and crying, and all she was saying was, ‘I wanna win! I wanna win!’ In my mind with the Grammy, I’m like, ‘I wanna win! I wanna win!’”
Davis is nominated at this yr’s Grammy Awards in the most effective audio e book, narration & storytelling recording class for her audio e book Discovering Me. “There’s one thing in me that claims that I deserve it,” she continued. “All of them have already gained it!”
She’s proper: The opposite 4 nominees within the class are all previous Grammy winners. Questlove, nominated for Music Is Historical past, is a six-time Grammy winner. Mel Brooks, nominated for All About Me!: My Outstanding Life in Present Enterprise by Mel Brooks, is a three-time Grammy winner – as is Lin-Manuel Miranda, nominated for Aristotle and Dante Dive into the Waters of the World. Jamie Foxx, who rounds out the class with Act Like You Acquired Some Sense, has gained one Grammy.
Davis tells Kimmel that the Recording Academy “might throw me a bone.” Sadly, Davis’ Kimmel look got here too late to have any influence on the vote: Grammy voting closed Jan. 4.
The actress has beforehand gained a Primetime Emmy for excellent lead actress in a dramatic sequence for Find out how to Get Away With Homicide (2015), an Oscar for greatest supporting actress for Fences (2016) and two Tonys – featured actress in a play for King Hedley II (2001) and lead actress in a play for Fences (2010). Ought to Davis win on the Grammys, she could be the 18th particular person to attain EGOT standing.
Watch Davis’ interview with Kimmel within the video above.
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