Lin-Manuel Miranda Is on the Verge of EGOTing

Save some awards for the rest of us, buddy
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 24, 2017 5:37 PM CST
Lin-Manuel Miranda is on the verge of EGOTing, or as it's known in showbiz circles: "A good goal for a talented crazy person."   (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP, File)

(Newser) – Lin-Manuel Miranda is back to once again make you feel bad for how little you've accomplished in your life. The New York Times reports the man behind Hamilton is on the verge of EGOTing—winning an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony—with Tuesday's announcement that he's up for an Oscar for Best Original Song. Miranda was nominated for his song "How Far I'll Go" from Moana. He'd become the 13th—and youngest—artist to EGOT, joining Mel Brooks, Whoopi Goldberg, Audrey Hepburn, and others. It would be a monumental achievement for Miranda, though maybe not surprising when he has as many titles as the Washington Post gives him: "Playwright, writer, rapper, actor, and composer." Miranda already has two Grammys, multiple Tonys, and an Emmy for his work on the Tonys. (Read more Lin-Manuel Miranda stories.)

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