Jennifer Hudson may have lost American Idol way back in the day, but in the years since that shocking defeat, she’s gone on to amass even greater successes. Chief among them is this year's coveted EGOT—an acronym for artists who’ve earned Emmy, Grammy, Tony, and Oscar wins. Thanks to her production credit for the Tony-winning play, A Strange Loop, Hudson finally cinched the once-elusive Tony earlier this summer. She had previously taken home an Emmy in 2021, two Grammys in 2017 and 2009, and an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress in 2007 for her role in Dreamgirls. With this latest feat, she now joins only a handful of notable Black entertainers who’ve earned EGOT status, such as Whoopi Goldberg and John Legend. On top of all of that, in earlier this fall JHud made her daytime television debut as the host of her very own talk show, aptly titled The Jennifer Hudson Show.