Hamilton Nominated for Best Movie Made for Television by the Critics’ Choice Association
It has been announced today that Hamilton, the film counterpart of the Broadway production that made its debut on Disney+ this summer, has received a nomination by the Critics’ Choice Association.
The category of Best Movie Made for Television is one that qualifies the musical due to its limited sole release on the streaming service.
During a year that has seen several films release exclusively on television or a streaming platform, Hamilton joins a fairly crowded list of nominees.
Films of this category include HBO’s films Bad Education and Between the World and Me, Lifetime’s The Clarke Sisters: First Ladies of Gospel, and Amazon’s films Sylvie’s Love and What The Constitution Means To Me.
The hit Broadway production of Hamilton has practically been the center of the pop culture and entertainment world since its debut in early 2015.
Written by decorated playwright Lin-Manuel Miranda, the work follows the life of Alexander Hamilton; in the form of a hip-hop inspired musical. The contemporary take on the founding father was incredibly well received and became one of Broadway’s most decorated pieces.
Disney purchased the rights to the Broadway production for the purposes of distributing it on their streaming service; Disney+.
Despite an incredibly competitive market, Disney stood tall among the rest; outbidding some of the biggest film distributing companies such as Warner Brothers, 20th Century Fox, and Netflix.
The filmed production of Hamilton was praised by audiences and critics alike and became one of the most streamed films of the year. Filmed during a 2016 run of the production, the movie version of the musical stars most, if not all, members of the original cast.
This continuity allows for the energetic and charismatic charm that has come to embody the production to shine through to the viewers.
Disney + subscribers can still take part in the Hamilton hype, as the beloved musical is still available on the streaming service.