Lin-Manuel Miranda Was Nominated For An Oscar, Putting Him One Step Closer To Making History
Broadway star Lin-Manuel Miranda has been on an impressive run ever since the release of his hit play “Hamilton,” which debuted in early 2015, and it looks like things won’t be slowing down for Miranda any time soon. Miranda’s song “How Far I’ll Go,” which appears in the recent Disney movie “Moana,” was just nominated for an Oscar. That means the 37-year-old is just one step away from becoming the youngest EGOT winner in history, a title currently held by Robert Lopez, who co-wrote the song “Let It Go” from “Frozen.” According to Vanity Fair, “EGOT” was a term coined by actor Phillip Michael Thomas to describe someone who has won Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony awards.
According to the New York Times, Miranda has two Grammys, an Emmy and three individual Tony Awards. If he wins, he would join an EGOT club of only 12 people, which includes Audrey Hepburn, Whoopi Goldberg and Mel Brooks. Miranda would not be the first Latino to win an EGOT — that distinction belongs to fellow Boricua Rita Moreno, who achieved the EGOT milestone in 1977.
After learning of the Oscar nom, Miranda tweeted out this:
— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) January 24, 2017
He later told Entertainment Weekly how he’d celebrate: “I guess I’ll pop a little something of bubbly with my wife when I get home from work tonight. I think that’s about as crazy as I’m going to get!”