Cynthia Erivo moves one step closer to EGOT status with Oscar nominations

Cynthia Erivo Harriet Oscar nomination

Cynthia Erivo Harriet Oscar nomination

The 33-year-old actress is up for two awards tonight - Best Actress for her title role in Harriet, and for Best Song for "Stand Up", which she performed for the movie. She stated her disappointment about the non-diverse nature of the BAFTA nominations.

Speaking to Metro.co.uk about taking on the real-life Harriet's harrowing story, Cynthia said: 'Probably the scene with John Tubman where she finds out that he has married another woman - painful.

Cynthia Erivo attends the 25th annual Critics' Choice Awards at Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California.

Though that's a pretty big deal on it's own, Erivo also has the potential to be the youngest ever EGOT victor.

CYNTHIA ERIVO, the only black person nominated for an acting award at this year's Oscars, has edged closer to exclusive EGOT status with her nomination. "I believe there has been incredible work this year and attractive pieces that have come out not just by people of color but women directors as well".

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'Phase 4 of the cynthia erivo EGOT campaign is underway, ' one fan tweeted minutes after the nominations were announced. "I feel really lucky and blessed to do what I do and work with the people I get to work with, and I am ever thankful to the Academy", she said.

Cynthia Erivo attends the premiere of HBO's "The Outsider" at DGA Theater in Los Angeles, California. It is simply not ... much too much work has been done this year by incredible men and women who should be celebrated. And no women directors?

Only white actors were listed in the shortlists for the British film awards ceremony.

Charlize Theron is also being nominated for her role as Megyn Kelly in "Bombshell" in the Performance by an actress in a leading role category and was thrilled with the honors.

The 2020 BAFTA Awards, which would be the 73rd, would hold on February 2, 2020, and many would be waiting to see how the award ceremony would pan out.

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