The Pulitzer Prizes were announced today and if The Daily Mail and The Sun were American publications, they would’ve swept the hell out of every single category including Drama. But luckily for Lin-Manuel Miranda, they’re not, so he easily became a Pulitzer winner today when the musical he wrote Hamilton won the prize in Drama. Even Miss Cleo could’ve predicted this. The chances of Hamilton losing out on the Pulitzer today were about as slim as me being able to get a ticket to Hamilton before the year 2021.
Playbill says that Hamilton is the 10th musical to ever win the Pulitzer. It joins Next To Normal (2010), Rent (1996), Sunday in the Park with George (1985), A Chorus Line (1976), How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying (1962), Fiorello (1960), South Pacific (1950), Of Thee I Sing (1932) and Showgirls The Musical (2013). Okay, that last one wasn’t ever made official and mostly because the Pulitzer people knew that if they declared it the winner, they’d have to shut down the category forever since nothing would ever top it.
Lin-Manuel has been tweeting about his win, but this tweet made the chipped ice block in my chest feel emotions for a second:
*Gets in time machine, grabs 12 year old me by the face*
IT GETS SO GOOD KID, JUST HANG IN THERE https://t.co/PhTYBC6aV8
— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) April 18, 2016
This post also goes out to my Hamilton-a-loonie friend who has probably already held a funeral for our dead ass friendship. I didn’t know how hardcore obsessed he was with Hamilton until a couple of weeks ago when I said that everyone on my Facebook feed has been slobbering about it for months, and I get it, it’s the best thing to happen to us since Zima. I didn’t even say anything remotely bad, but damn, you’d think that I stole his car and used it to run over all of his loved ones while calling his dog a cunt. Ain’t no love like Hamilton love!