jennifer hudson

The American Idol alum completed "the grand slam of Hollywood showbiz" and joined the select EGOT club: winners of an Emmy Award, a Grammy Award, An Oscar Award, and a Tony Award. That short list includes the likes of John Legend and Mel Brooks. Hudson also becomes only the second Black woman to nab all four honors, after Whoopi Goldberg did so two decades ago.

Apparently, the Queen of Soul hand-picked the Oscar winner herself.