Renee Elise Goldsberry’s Emmy Nomination for ‘Hamilton’ Puts Her Closer to EGOT Status
Renee Elise Goldsberry is on her way to EGOT status, now that she has an Emmy nomination to her name for her work in Hamilton. The actress was nominated for the Best Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie.
Following the nomination, ET got in touch with the 50-year-old actress to discuss her EGOT prospect, amongst other things.
What Is EGOT?
For the uninitiated, EGOT status is an unofficial status boasted by only the best in the entertainment industry. The name EGOT is an acronym for Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony.
As one might expect, the only artists who make it to the EGOT status would be those with one, if not more, of each of the aforementioned accolades. Only a few artists, including John Legend, Marvin Hamlisch, and Robert Lopez, have been privileged enough to hold that degree of honor.
On that note, Goldsberry already has two of the four coveted awards to her name and a chance at a third. She won a Tony Award for her role as Angelica Schuyler on Broadway. She also bagged a Grammy Award for the cast album for the same show.
Goldsberry Recalled Previous Wins
Talking to the outlet, Goldsberry confessed that it was tough for her to imagine taking home an Emmy Award because she was still shocked that she received a nomination in the first place.
The actress recalled her Grammy win and said that she did not know that it happened. She added,
I remember standing on that stage that day and I was just so excited for Lin-[Manuel Miranda]. I had no idea that I had won a GRAMMY too. So that just came in a really beautiful and simple way.
On the same note, she relived the time she won the Tony Award. She admitted the award was a celebration of theatre and the love of everything that was happening in the acting community at the time.
"And here we are this many years later with an Emmy nomination," she awed. She was also excited about the fact that she could celebrate the moment with her Hamilton cast.
Another Prospective EGOT in 'Hamilton'
Despite having been awarded two of the biggest awards in the industry, Goldsberry was convinced that she wouldn't be the first one in her circle to reach the EGOT milestone. She said,
I don't know that I'm on the EGOT race. I know that I am in company with many friends who I am convinced will have one in five minutes.
She was, of course, referring to Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda, who is just one Oscar away from the elite EGOT status. However, she outright confessed that she wouldn't compete with the accomplished actor who had five shows out at the moment.
She claimed she was just happy to be in the same room with someone who had achieved such elite recognition.
Goldsberry's work in Peacock's Girls5eva, although a fan-favorite, was overlooked by Emmy voters.
Still, Hamilton's list of nominations includes Miranda and co-lead Leslie Odom Jr.'s nominations in the Lead Actor in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie category for their performances as Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr, respectively.