Lin-Manuel Miranda, best known for his Broadway musicals ‘In the Heights’ and ‘Hamilton’, is one step closer to the Grand Slam – EGOT – of the entertainment world after receiving an Oscar nomination in the Best Original Songs category. for ‘Dos Oruguitas’ in Disney’s ‘Encanto’.
Miranda, reports Variety, already has an Emmy (E), Tony (T) and Grammy (G). What he needs now is an Oscar to join the elite group of artists who have achieved stature, including John Legend, Marvin Hamlisch and Robert Lopez.
Composer Alan Menken was the most recent artist to achieve EGOT status in 2020, when he won an Emmy for Outstanding Original Song in a Children’s, Young Adult, or Animation Program for “Waiting in the Wings” from another Disney film – Rapunzel’s Tangled Adventure.
Miranda also has the rare honor of winning a Pulitzer Prize for ‘Hamilton’. Right now, according to “Variety,” there are only two other people in the world who have that honor, Hamlisch (“The Way We Were” and “The Spy Who Loved Me”) and Richard Rodgers (of Rodgers and Hammerstein fame).
Hamlisch is the only music composer to belong to the P(Pulitzer)EGOT super elite. The number will increase to two when Miranda gets the gold statuette – the ultimate possession of any artist.
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