Cynthia Ervio is Nominated For Two Awards, Bringing Her 1 Step Closer To EGOT Status In a year when the Oscar nominations lack diversity, Cynthia Erivo landed two Oscar nominations for Best Original Song and Best Actress for her\u00a0portrayal of Harriet Tubman\u00a0in the\u00a0biopic\u00a0Harriet. She also co-wrote and performs the film\u2019s closing song, \u201cStand Up.\u201d\u00a0 This brings her one step closer to making history to EGOT status.\u00a0 EGOT, \u00a0is designated for people who have won all four awards, Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony Awards.\u00a0 Respectively, these awards honor outstanding achievements in television, recording, film, and theater. The British actress could become the youngest EGOT winner. The actress has previously won a daytime Emmy, a GRAMMY, and a Tony Award for her performance in the Broadway revival of\u00a0The Color Purple.\u00a0 Harriet is Ervio's first leading film role for the 32 year old actress. Since the film's release Cynthia Ervio has collected numerous awards including two Golden Globe nominations, two Critics\u2019 Choice Award nominations, as well as the Breakthrough Performance Award at the Palm Springs International Film Festival. The British Academy of Film and Television Arts snubbed acting nominees of color entirely, the ceremony still asked Ervio to perform but declined. In the film Cynthia Erivo portrays the American hero Harriet Tubman,\u00a0 who escaped from slavery to become a abolitionist, political activist and conductor of the Underground Railroad.\u00a0 The Underground Rail Road served as a\u00a0network of antislavery activists and safe houses she used to conduct several missions to rescue enslaved people and families.\u00a0 During the\u00a0American Civil War, she served as an armed\u00a0scout\u00a0and\u00a0spy\u00a0for the\u00a0Union Army. In her later years, Tubman was an activist in the struggle for\u00a0women's suffrage until her death in 1913. READ: A NEW PHOTO OF HARRIET TUBMAN EMERGES! The 92nd annual Academy Awards will be handed out live from the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, California on Sunday, Feb. 9 starting at 8 p.m. ET \/ 5 p.m. PT on ABC.