HAMILTON’S Lin-Manuel Miranda Could Be A Step Away From An Oscar- Becoming An EGOT by Photojournalist Lisa Pacino
Broadway’s creator of Hamilton, Lin-Manuel Miranda, could be one step away from winning an Academy Award (Oscar), becoming an EGOT. He has three Tony Awards, two Grammys, and one Emmy, this is the star’s first time going through the paces of a Hollywood awards season, and it could result in him entering the elite EGOT club, composed of people who have won all four major American entertainment awards: Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and, Tony. “How Far I’ll Go,” an emotional song he wrote for Disney’s Moana, is now Oscar nominated. It was already nominated for a Golden Globe (the Globe winner was La La Land’s “City of Stars”; music by Justin Hurwitz; Lyrics by Benj Pasek & Justin Paul). Miranda had also been awarded the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for his musical Hamilton.
Lin-Manuel Miranda, The 70th Annual Tony Awards, New York, June 12, 2016. Photograph by Lisa Pacino.
Lin-Manuel Miranda’s “How Far I’ll Go,” nominated for Original Song from Disney’s Moana will have tough competition. La La Land has just received an outstanding 14 Oscar nominations (Original Song: “Audition” and “City of Stars,” both songs nominated for La La Land).
The soundtrack from Disney’s Moana was written by Lin-Manuel Miranda, Opetaia Foa’i, and Mark Mancina.
The 89th Academy Awards ceremony, presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), will honor the best films of 2016 and will take place on February 26, 2017, at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles, 5:30 p.m. PST (8:30 p.m. EST). During the ceremony, AMPAS will present Academy Awards (commonly referred to as Oscars) in 24 categories. The ceremony, televised in the United States by ABC-TV, will be produced by Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd. Television host Jimmy Kimmel will host the ceremony for the first time.
Although songwriter Lin-Manuel Miranda is best known for bringing hip hop to Broadway with Hamilton, the man is a true Broadway aficionado with a deep knowledge of what makes the American musical tick. And since the best Disney movies tend to follow the basic rules of a great Broadway shot, he’s a perfect match for this material. “How Far I’ll Go” is the classic “I Want” song from the heroine, arriving in the middle of the first act to let the audience know exactly what our protagonist wants to achieve before that final curtain. Specifically, it’s one hell of an “I Want” song: stirring, clever, and performed with a perfect blend of sensitivity and bombast by Auli’i Cravalho.
In December 2016 Miranda released the Hamilton Mixtape, featuring songs from his 2015 musical performed by various top artists. At the same time, he has been rehearsing in London with Emily Blunt for Disney’s Mary Poppins Returns, the upcoming Rob Marshall sequel set about 20 years after the events of the classic 1964 movie. Miranda plays a lamplighter named Jack, a successor to Dick van Dyke’s memorable chimney sweeper, Bert, in the new film. The film will also feature legend Angela Lansbury.
Please visit our numerous photo-articles on Broadway’s Hamilton, which includes Opening Night, Miranda’s Pulitzer Prize, and Mixtape; in addition to our article on Disney’s Mary Poppins Returns:
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