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Actress Danielle Brooks Is Officially an EGOT Nominee

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by Paulina Isaac

January 29, 2024

Danielle Brooks is now an EGOT nominee!

After her recent Best Supporting Actress Oscar nomination for her role as Sofia in “The Color Purple,” Brooks now has an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony nomination. Plus, she won a Grammy Award in 2017 for Best Musical Theater Album for The Color Purple (New Broadway Cast Recording).

Brooks posted about the news on Instagram with the caption, “Cheers to everyone who has ever supported me, shown me love, watched my films or tv shows. Love you all! #EGOTNominee 💜🤸‍♂️🥂”

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“Playing Sofia has been the highlight of my career,” she wrote earlier this month. “Getting to live in the complexities of who she is — the quiet moments, the strong ones, the joy and sorrow — have all shaped me for this moment in time.”

She continued, “Toni Morrison says ‘The Function of freedom is freeing someone else.’ Since first witnessing this story on Broadway at 15 which inspired me to go to chase my dreams at Juilliard, watching Ms. Oprah breathe life into Sofia on film, to being Tony nominated playing Sofia on stage at 25, to then opening myself up so fully in this film, she has led me to my freedom.”

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She concluded, “If you haven’t already I encourage you to see the film and go get yours [freedom].”

Cover photo: Danielle Brooks/Photo by Shutterstock

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