'Hamilton' Fans Want Oscars Too, Because Apparently The World Is Not Enough
Theatre fans are already waiting for Hamilton to dominate the Tony Awards in June, but those of us still hyped from the Grammy performance are first taking to social media to joke that Hamilton should win an Oscar, or at least perform at this Sunday's Academy Awards. Of course, there's no reason for a Broadway show to appear at the Academy Awards — it's a play not a movie, they aren't nominated, and there are plenty of musical performances to go around. Still, we can dream, right?
The controversy surrounding the lack of diversity among Academy Award nominations and the ensuing #OscarsSoWhite movement proves that Hamilton is way ahead of Hollywood right now. The play has brought diversity to a medium traditionally dominated by white people, musical theatre, in a creative way.
Also, Lin-Manuel Miranda does just need an Oscar to EGOT, but we can wait and hope that he wins one next year for Disney's Moana, right? He might also become the youngest EGOT — the current record is Robert Lopez, who EGOTed for Frozen at 38 years old, and Manuel is currently 36. Still, it's funny to see people joking that Hamilton should transcend its medium and rock the Academy Awards. It is too late for a write-in campaign, right?
Just you wait. The Tony Awards performance is going to be worth your while.
Gideon Glick is no stranger to the Broadway community, having appeared in Spring Awakening, Speech & Debate and Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark.
It's even all the buzz on Tumblr — actually, I'm not surprised. I know the Hamilfans. I know where they live.
I love the excitement. As a "musical theatre enthusiast" (read: Broadway geek) for life, it has been absolutley thrilling watching the entire world get caught up in this show. I guarentee that you'll see Miranda at the Oscars at some point — whether it's for a film adaptation of Hamilton or something equally great.