Fresh off her Oscar win for best supporting actress in Fences, Viola Davis only needs a Grammy to EGOT.
The actress has a 2015 Emmy Award for How to Get Away with Murder and two Tonys, one for the original stage version of August Wilson’s Fences (2010) and the other for Wilson’s play King Hedley II (2001). Unless Davis has some hidden musical talent, a non-musical actor’s best shot at the Grammy is considered to be in the Spoken Word category, which usually means recording an audiobook.
Here are three titles Davis would be a perfect audiobook narrator for:
1. Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie
Davis’ performance as a brilliant criminal defense attorney and professor, Annalise Keating, on How to Get Away with Murder makes her a perfect narrator for this classic whodunnit.
2. Sing Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward
This forthcoming title from National Book Award winner Jesmyn Ward is a powerful road novel set in Mississippi that tells the tale of a troubled family. Davis previously delivered a critically acclaimed performance in another compelling Mississippi drama, The Help.
3. Viola Davis’ memoir, whenever she writes one
Davis is one of Hollywood’s best actresses of the modern era, having won Emmys, SAGs, Tonys, and now an Oscar — and her laser focus on why representation matters have made her into one of the industries most prominent leaders. Anything she writes about her own story will be on the top of our must-read list, and might be just the thing to get her that elusive Grammy for an EGOT.