Tonys, Grammys and a Pulitzer Prize, but potentially no Oscar.
Following Friday’s premiere of the Broadway smash hit Hamilton on Disney+, the production, which was filmed back in 2016, will not be eligible at next year’s Academy Awards ET Canada has confirmed.
Earlier this year, Oscar officials revealed they would make changes to the iconic award show, as they announced the Best Picture category will be set at 10 nominees instead of allowing for up to 10 nominees in the category in an attempt to increase diversity and representation.
Hamilton is not eligible for awards consideration in any category, because it’s a recorded stage performance. Per awards rules, works that are essentially unfiltered records of performances are not eligible.
The Oscars have also been push back from Feb. 28 to April 25, 2021, following the outbreak of the coronavirus.
Hamilton is now streaming on Disney+.