'Hamilton' Star Lin-Manuel Miranda Raps About Nabbing EGOT Status: Homie, Where's My Oscar?

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Miranda only has yet to win an Oscar, but is currently writing music for Disney's 2016 film 'Moana' starring Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson.

Is Lin-Manuel Miranda next to join the EGOT club?

The creator and star of the hit Broadway musical Hamilton teased his eventual EGOT status during a rap as part of Tuesday's BET Hip Hop Awards, alongside co-stars Renee Elise Goldsberry, Daveed Diggs and show soundtrack producers Black Thought and Questlove from The Roots.

"I got a Grammy, got a Tony, got an Emmy, damn it, homie, won’t somebody show me the way to the Oscars?" raps Miranda, who is currently writing music for Disney's 2016 animated film Moana starring Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson.

Only a dozen people have achieved EGOT status, starting with Richard Rodgers (of Rodgers and Hammerstein fame) and most recently with the newest inductee, Frozen songwriter Robert Lopez.

Miranda -- who was most recently awarded a prestigious Genius Grant by the MacArthur Foundation -- won Tony and Grammy awards for his 2008 musical In the Heights, as well as an Emmy for Neil Patrick Harris' opening number at the 2013 Tony Awards, penned with Tom Kitt.

Coincidentally, Hamilton is currently enjoying its sold-out run at the Richard Rodgers Theatre, named after the first-ever EGOT winner.

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