With Oscars 2017 nominations revealed on Tuesday, Lin-Manuel Miranda is just one step away to get the prestigious EGOT title. He was nominated for Best Original Song, “How Far I’ll Go” from “Moana”, which will compete with two songs from “La La Land”, one from “Trolls” and one from “Jim: The James Foley Story.”
There were only 12 individuals who have earned the title, EGOT, which gets you by winning an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar and a Tony. If he wins, he will be the youngest to get the title who is just 37-years old. The award winning performer is short of two years than Robert Lopea, 39, who is holding the current record of the youngest performer to earn EGOT. He earned EGOT in 2017 for Frozen in 2014.
Miranda will not only be the youngest person to win all the four awards, but also the fastest one to earn the title. He won Tony award in June 2008. He will be joining the elite club after winning the title, including Helen Hayes, Rita Moreno, John Gielgud, Audrey Hepburn, Marvin Hamlisch, Jonathan Tunick, Mel Brooks, Mike Nichols, Whoopi Goldberg, Scott Rudin and Robert Lopez.
So far, Miranda has won one Emmy, two Grammys and three Tonys. Composers Richard Rodgers and Marvin Hamlisch have also have Pulitzer Prizes. Miranda also has a MacArthur Fellowship.
The 89th Osacars will be hosted by Jimmy Kimmel on Feburay 26, which will air on ABC at 8:30pm ET.