In the least surprising news we’ve heard all day, Hamilton was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. The smash-hit musical’s run of inevitable awards victories rolls on, with the soundtrack having already won a Grammy and the Off-Broadway production having essentially swept the Drama Desk Awards.
That said, it’s still quite the achievement for a musical to win the Pulitzer, which is normally the territory of non-musical plays. In the past 20 years, the only other musicals to have won the award are Next To Normal and Rent, in 2010 and 1996, respectively.
Check out our well-timed feature (published today) on what Hamilton means for hip-hop, and here you can read 10 reasons why the musical has absolutely dominated American pop culture, and will continue to. Lastly, enjoy Lin-Manuel Miranda’s reactions to Hamilton’s big win below.