Jennifer Hudson joins the exclusive EGOT club


Jennifer Hudson has become the latest star to join the exclusive EGOT club – people who have won the clean sweep of Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony Awards – after picking up a Tony on Sunday.

The actress and singer took one of the Broadway honours as a producer of A Strange Loop, which won best musical.

That made her the 17th person to have scored competitive wins in all four of America’s main showbusiness awards.

She is the second black woman to do so, after Whoopi Goldberg.

Hudson, 40, won her Oscar in 2006 for the film Dreamgirls. She has won two Grammys, and picked up a Daytime Emmy last year as an executive producer of the interactive animation Baba Yaga.