Follow Oscar Nominee Lin-Manuel Miranda's Road to a Possible EGOT!
Today, Lin-Manuel Miranda received an Academy Award nomination for his original song 'How Far I'll Go" from Disney's MOANA. Should the multi-award winner pick up the Oscar on February 26th, he will join a very select group of artists who have received an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony Award.
Upon hearing the news of his nomination this morning, Miranda shared, "It's so crazy, dude! I'm an Academy Awards dork. I'd cry at the Chuck Workman montages. I'd wait for them to shout out to Bill Conti when he was conducting. I'd memorize Billy Crystal's monologues that he used to write with Marc Shaiman, who I'm working on with Mary Poppins Returns right now, so to get to go to that party is really a great thrill." He also revealed that his date to the Oscar's ceremony will be none other than his mom. "My mom called dibs when I was a little kid," he joked.*
Below, BWW takes a look at Miranda's road to a possible EGOT!
Lin-Manuel Manuel received his Emmy Award for the 67th TONY AWARDS, for his original song "Bigger" which he co-wrote with Tom Kitt (NEXT TO NORMAL). The opening number was performed by Tony host Neil Patrick Harris, along with over 100 Broadway performers. Check it out below:
Miranda is the recipient of two Grammy Awards, one for the official cast recording of IN THE HEIGHTS and one for the official cast recording of HAMILTON. Below, watch Lin-Manuel accept the award for Best Theater Album at the 2016 Grammy Awards
While HAMILTON didn't match the record-breaking 14 Tony Awards received by THE PRODUCERS, the hip hop musical walked away with 11 trophies last June, including wins for Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book. Below, watch the cast of HAMILTON perform the opening number at the 2016 TONY AWARDS.
Finally, check out Miranda's Oscar-nominated song "How Far I'll Go," performed by Aulii Cravalho from Disney's MOANA.
BWW wishes Lin-Manuel Miranda and all of the Oscar nominees a hardy congratulations on their achievement!
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