With the news of the Oscar nominations this morning, Lin-Manuel Miranda could soon be the recipient of almost every major award going.
Miranda, whose Broadway smash hit Hamilton comes to London later this year, also co-wrote the music to Disney’s Moana, and this morning he has been nominated for Best Original Song for the film’s soul-defining number How Far I’ll Go.
The film stars Dwayne Johnson as demi-God Maui who accompanies the titular explorer – voiced by newcomer Auli’i Cravalho – on a quest to find a mythical island.
If he wins the Oscar next month, Miranda will complete an EGOT (the acronym for winning an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony Award), a feat only 12 other performers in history have done.
Miranda’s trophy cabinet is already bursting at the seams thanks to his existing Emmy, two Grammys, several Tony Awards – three for his first show, In The Heights, and three more last year for Hamilton (the show won 11 Tonys in total) – and countless other awards.
Hamilton also won Miranda the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, meaning that if he wins the Oscar in February, Miranda’s EGOT will immediately be upgraded to a PEGOT, an honour currently only shared by Richard Rodgers and Marvin Hamlisch.
Tickets for the West End production of Hamilton go on general sale from 12:00 on Monday 30 January via Ticketmaster.co.uk.