Lin-Manuel Miranda Misses The EGOT & This Massive Record By A Hair At The Oscars
Well, this man was close to becoming even more of a huge success. Lin-Manuel Miranda was almost an EGOT winner at the 2017 Oscars. Sadly, he did not take home the win for Best Original Song. He was nominated for Moana's "How Far I'll Go", but the writers of La La Land's music took home the win instead for "City of Stars."
For those unaware, Miranda has won three Tonys for In the Heights and Hamilton. He scored two Grammys for Best Musical Theater Album for each of his musicals. He also took home an Emmy for composing the opening number of the 67th annual Tony Awards in 2013. If he had won the Oscar, Miranda would've become the youngest EGOT winner ever.
Even though that did not happen, he is still an extremely talented individual who continues to provide worthy entertainment for everyone. Like the wonderful human he is, Miranda told Entertainment Tonight on the Oscars red carpet about possibly becoming an EGOT winner, "Not going to pretend to be cool. This is a dream come true."
The current youngest person to win all four awards is writer and composer Robert Lopez, who got his EGOT at 39. He officially became an EGOT winner at the 2014 Oscars for co-writing "Let It Go" from Frozen.
There are only 11 other EGOT winners: Rita Moreno, Audrey Hepburn, Marvin Hamlisch, Richard Rogers, Helen Hayes, John Gielgud, Jonathan Tunick, Mel Brooks, Mike Nichols, Whoopi Goldberg, and Scott Rudin.
Even though Miranda didn't complete his EGOT Sunday night, he is still a huge winner for just being all-around inspiring.