Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Oscar Nomination May Soon Place Him Among EGOT Elite
Broadway's leading force, Lin-Manuel Miranda, may soon exhibit total domination over the entertainment world at large, should the Oscars (rightfully!) favor Moana's robust soundtrack over La La Land's painfully overrated one.
The In The Heights creator earned a Best Original Song Oscar nomination for the Moana track "How Far I'll Go," and while that's a major accomplishment in its own right, an Academy Award win would earn Miranda elite EGOT status -- given to anyone who's won an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony Award.
Not only would the Hamilton creator become the 13th person to join the prestigious EGOT club -- joining the likes of Richard Rodgers, Helen Hayes, Audrey Hepburn, Scott Rudin, Marvin Hamlisch, Mike Nichols, Jonathan Tunick, Mel Brooks, John Gielgud, Rita Moreno, Whoopi Goldberg, and Robert Lopez -- but, at just 37 years old, he would also be the youngest to do so, surpassing Robert Lopez, who was 39 when he won an Oscar in 2014 for his work on Frozen, according to PEOPLE.
As if that's not impressive enough, a win for Miranda would also make him the fastest person to join the EGOT club, taking him just nine years since his June 2008 Tony win for his show-stopping musical, In The Heights.
The Mary Poppins star currently has two Best Musical Theater Album Grammys (one for In The Heights and the other for Hamilton), three individual Tony Awards for the same two musicals and an Emmy for his work on the 2013 Tony Awards, where he co-wrote Neil Patrick Harris’s opening number.
Tune in to ABC on February 26 to find out if Lin-Manuel Miranda joins the prestigious EGOT club.
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