‘Hamilton’ on Disney+ Won’t Be Heading for the Oscars — Here’s Why

Yes it’s true: Back in 1966 Sir Laurence Olivier scored a Best Actor nomination (along with three supporting actors) for his blackface “Othello” in a hybrid stage/film production from the National Theatre.

And a decade later, James Whitmore was nominated for Best Actor for his role as president Harry S.

Truman in “Give ’em Hell, Harry!,” a wobbly video of a stage play that didn’t even make it to New York until 2008.This has led folks to speculate that Thomas Kail’s film, cut together from several 2016 performances of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Broadway musical “Hamilton” (which won 11 Tony awards including Best Musical), could make a splash at the 2021 Oscars.

Well, the Academy has shut the door on that possibility.

“Hamilton” is not eligible.

And that’s not because it streamed on Disney+ a full year before it was supposed to hit theaters.In this strange pandemic year, the

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