‘Mary Poppins Returns’ Oscar categories: Lin-Manuel Miranda goes for the Egot as a leading actor

‘Mary Poppins Returns’ Oscar categories: Lin-Manuel Miranda goes for the Egot as a leading actor
Lin-Manuel Miranda is just an Oscar away from Egot, and we now know his category placement at upcoming awards for “Mary Poppins Returns.” Disney Studios has announced on its Fyc campaign website that he will compete in the leading race as Best Actor. That decision will apply for Academy Awards 2019, Golden Globes, SAG Awards, BAFTA, Critics’ Choice and more (although Academy Awards voters can place contenders wherever they wish).

SEEWho needs an Oscar to reach Egot?

The Rob Marshall film opening December 19 is a sequel to the original Disney smash from 1964, which won Julie Andrews a Best Actress Oscar. The plot involves the title character returning to visit the adult versions of the Banks children and help them through new difficulties in their lives. Emily Blunt takes over the role from Andrews.

Blunt, of course, is campaigning as Best Actress. Three-time Oscar champ Meryl Streep and honorary Oscar recipient Angela Lansbury
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