Lin-Manuel Miranda is on track to earn a spot in a very exclusive Hollywood club. On Tuesday, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced the 2022 Oscar nominations. Among the nominees was Miranda, who scored the nod in the best original song category for "Dos Oruguitas," sung by Sebastián Yatra in Disney's "Encanto." If Miranda wins the Oscar on March 27, he will officially become an esteemed EGOT winner.
Let's break it down: he has two Emmy Awards for outstanding original music and lyrics for his opening performance at the 67th Tony Awards and outstanding variety special tied to "Hamilton"; three Tony Awards for "Hamilton" and "In the Heights"; and three Grammy Awards for his contributions to "Hamilton," "In the Heights," and "Moana."
This is Miranda's second chance at entering the coveted circle. In 2017, he received an Oscar nomination for the song "How Far I'll Go" from Disney's "Moana."
The 2022 Oscars ceremony takes place on Sunday, March 27, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. The show will be televised on ABC at 5 p.m. PT/8 p.m. ET.