Sammy Nickalls
Updated May 03, 2016 @ 9:11 am
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Time to party like it’s 1789! Hamilton, the stellar hip hop musical about our nation’s Founding Fathers, is officially shattering all kinds of Broadway records. This morning, Hamilton garnered a whopping 16 nominations — which topped the previous record-holders of The Producers and Billy Elliott by one — for the 70th annual Tony Awards, according to Playbill. Anyone who has seen the show or even listened to the soundtrack knows why!

Hamilton, written by and starring Lin-Manuel Miranda, was nominated not only for acting categories, but for writing, directing, and design. In fact, in some categories, there were multiple Hamilton members chosen — including, notably, Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical, for which Lin-Manuel (who plays Alexander Hamilton) and Leslie Odom Jr. (Aaron Burr) were nominated. Now there’s going to be a real-life rivalry for these two!

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Hamilton was also nominated for one of the most prestigious categories for a Broadway show — Best New Musical — along with Bright Star, School of Rock: The Musical, Shuffle Along, and Waitress. If the Hamilton wins more than 12 of its nominated awards, it will break a new record — right now The Producers is the musical that holds the most wins.

Hamilton fans — including celebs, because this show has captured the hearts of us all — are PUMPED, to say the least.

Read the full list of nominations here. Congrats all around for the cast and crew of Hamilton!

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