Thanks to his 2022 Oscar nomination for his work on the Disney film “Encanto”, Lin-Manuel Miranda could become the 17th person to win an EGOT.
“EGOT” stands for Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony, the four major awards in show business. While many consider themselves lucky to have caught just one, others, like Whoopi Goldberg, Rita Moreno, Mel Brooks and John Legend, can boast of having won all four.
Now, thanks to his nomination for Best Original Song, “Dos Oruguitas,” in Animated Film, a win could add the “Hamilton” creator to EGOT’s list of winners. Like vanity lounge notes, the writer, performer and musician made his theatrical debut, winning a Tony Award for Best Original Score for “In the Heights” in 2008. Eight years later, he would win two more for “Hamilton.”
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In total, he was nominated for seven Emmy Awards and won two. The first was for writing Tony’s opening number performed by Neil Patrick Harris in 2014 titled “Bigger”. In 2021, he won another Emmy for producing the movie “Hamilton” for Disney+. Obviously, his work in musicals meant the Grammys were pretty easy to come by. “In the Heights” and “Hamilton” both won him Best Musical, and he won another for writing the hit “How Far I’ll Go” for Disney’s “Moana.”
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Unfortunately, Miranda probably doesn’t have too much hope considering this is his second time running for an Oscar and, therefore, the coveted EGOT. In 2016, he earned an Oscar nomination for the Grammy-winning track “Moana,” but ultimately lost to “City of Stars” from the movie “La La Land.”
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However, there’s a lot more wind at Miranda’s back this time around thanks to both the popularity of “Encanto” and her track “We Don’t Talk About Bruno” which enjoys a fairly steady streak. at No. 1 on the Scoreboards. However, this song would not have been submitted for an Oscar nomination. Instead, the song “Dos Oruguitas” performed by Sebastian Yatra. “We Don’t Talk About Bruno” is the first Disney Original to reach No. 1 on the charts since “A Whole New World” from “Aladdin” in 1993.