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Lin-Manuel Miranda Doesn't Get EGOT, Still Wins At Life

On Sunday at the Oscars, Lin-Manuel Miranda got a chance to be an EGOT winner, arguably the most coveted sweep of having won an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and a Tony.

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Lin-Manuel Miranda, who was nominated for “Best Original Song,” for his work on “How Far I’ll Go” from “Moana,” was in the running to join the short list of brilliant artists who have won all four awards.

The Hamilton star has won one Emmy, two Grammys, and of course, perhaps his most treasured symbols of success— three Tony awards.

Although he did not win, the Oscar was awarded to the incredibly talented Viola Davis for her supporting actress role in “Fences.” Davis is now one award away from an EGOT herself, missing a Grammy to complete her collection.

Maybe next year, Lin-Manuel Miranda and Viola Davis can collaborate in a musical-film mash up and take home an Oscar and Grammy, respectively.

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This idea isn’t totally out of the question as Jay Z announced that he would produce a movie adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s first rap musical, “In the Heights.”

Even without the Oscar, Mr. Manuel was still a star on Sunday with his breathtaking musical performance and multiple moments worth highlighting during the ceremony. Like when Jimmy Kimmel found Miranda in the audience and said, “It’s weird to see you in a theater without having to pay $10,000.”

Or later in the night, Seth Rogen and Michael J. Fox shared the stage when Rogen said, “I’m at the Oscars with Michael J. Fox and a DeLorean, while wearing future shoes. All I have to do is sing ‘The Schuyler Sisters’ from Hamilton in front of the world, and I will have completed my entire bucket list.”

And then he did.

But Mr. Miranda’s reaction was the best part.

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