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Benj Pasek and Justin Paul chat Oscars, Grammys, Tonys and ‘The Greatest Showman’ [Complete Interview Transcript]

Benj Pasek and Justin Paul chat Oscars, Grammys, Tonys and ‘The Greatest Showman’ [Complete Interview Transcript]

Songwriters Benj Pasek and Justin Paul could become back-to-back Oscar winners at the ceremony on March 4. The duo won Best Original Song last February at the Oscars along with composer Justin Hurwitz for the “La La Land” song “City of Stars.” And now they return in the same category with “This Is Me,” the Golden Globe-winning tune from “The Greatest Showman.”

After a Grammy victory Sunday for their Broadway hit musical “Dear Evan Hansen,” they are now just one notch away from an early Egot. Their first opportunity to take home that Emmy could be in just a few months away since their Fox holiday special “A Christmas Story” live musical is on the ballot this summer.

We chatted with the composers just before “The Greatest Showman” hit theaters in December and on the day 2018 Grammy nominations were announced. Watch that video above and read the complete interview transcript below.

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