The 2021 Emmy Awards are just around the corner. Many talented actors will come together for a night to celebrate their outstanding work on television. Among the notable contenders, the cast of Hamilton will be present. The hit Broadway musical has won 12 Emmy nominations. Not only will it be a night to remember, but it will allow the cast to celebrate the Broadway classic.
“Hamilton” was a huge hit on Disney +
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After Lin-Manuel Miranda Hamilton premiered on Broadway in 2015, it was an instant box office success. According to Broadway World, the musical grossed $ 500 million. Additionally, the Broadway musical won a record 16 Tony Award nominations. Hamilton won the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and won a Grammy for Best Musical Drama Album in the same year. But, the success of Hamilton did not stop there.
When the Broadway musical debuted on Disney + in July 2020, Hamilton broke numerous records for the streaming giant. About 2.7 million households streamed the film when it debuted on Disney +, as reported by Samba TV. The story of American founding father Alexander Hamilton has captured the hearts of many, on and off Broadway.
Renée Elise Goldsberry Receives Emmy Nomination
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Renée Elise Goldsberry is best known for playing Angelica Schuyler in Hamilton. She won a 2021 Emmy nomination for Best Supporting Actress in the Limited Series or TV Movie category. Additionally, Goldsberry is currently starring in the comedy series Peacock. Girls 5Eva, which won an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series.
In an interview with TV Insider, the actor spoke about the success of Hamilton and the many Emmy nominations. “Your lips to the ears of God. Honestly, I literally said to my niece on the phone, ‘Oh my God, it never crossed my mind that I could actually win this thing. Because I was so focused on feeling that I had already won when I saw my name written, ”she explained.
“When I saw Phillipa Soo’s name written and Anthony Ramos name and Leslie Odom Jr. name and Lin-Manuel Miranda name and Daveed Diggs name and Jonathan Groff name,” she continued. “When I just saw this outpouring of love [it was just amazing]. I kind of thought people forgot last summer because there was so much you would want to forget.
The cast will meet at the Emmys
Hamilton received 12 Emmy nominations at the 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards. The Broadway musical won an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Direction in a Limited or Anthology Series or Film, Outstanding Image Editing for Variety Programming, and more.
During the interview, Goldsberry shared that Hamilton’s cast hadn’t “seen” each other in a while. To clarify, the Hamilton the cast promoted the film’s arrival at Disney + through zoom calls due to the pandemic. However, it’s been a while since the cast got together.
“When the Emmy-voting community gave us this huge gift of inviting us to this party, I could literally cry everytime I thought about it,” Goldsberry explained. “We promoted this film on Disney + from our guest rooms and the little Zoom corners of our homes and we weren’t able to do the one thing we love to do, which is to put back together. So we didn’t see each other at all.
Second, Goldsberry shared that to celebrate Hamilton would be a glorious Emmy experience. “I feel like what the Emmy community has given us by giving us these nominations is a reason to stop our very busy lives and come together and celebrate what was really beautiful about them putting on Hamilton on television in the summer of 2020, ”she continued. “To celebrate this wonderful choice, this wonderful gift for all of us and to look each other in the face.”
The 73rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards air at 8 p.m. ET Sunday on CBS.