While the actress is yet to comment on her milestone nomination, Cynthia's fans are already campaigning for her to win the Oscar that could give her EGOT once and for all.
Cynthia spoke to Variety at the red carpet of the premiere of the HBO show, "The Outsider", in which she stars.
Cynthia Erivo attends the 25th annual Critics' Choice Awards at Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California.
CYNTHIA ERIVO, the only black person nominated for an acting award at this year's Oscars, has edged closer to exclusive EGOT status with her nomination.
British actress and singer Cynthia Erivo sat down with the Los Angeles Times on Monday, where she opened up about being the only person of color to be nominated in this year's Oscars for her performance in "Harriet", where she effortlessly portrayed abolitionist Harriet Tubman as well as co-wrote the film's original song "Stand Up".
Though that's a pretty big deal on it's own, Erivo also has the potential to be the youngest ever EGOT victor. But in the meantime, we can genuinely say, congratulations to Cynthia Erivo. "I do hope that that changes at some point", she said.
According to her, the invitation didn't represent the people of color in the right light, and that it felt like it was calling her on as an entertainer rather than as a person who was part of the film industry.
Sam Mendes' one-shot Western Front epic 1917 is nominated for ten awards, including Best Picture and Best Director.
She added: "Far too much work was done this year by incredible women and men of color that should be celebrated". "It just was like, C'mon".
Elsewhere in the 2020 nominations, Scarlett Johansson also scooped two nods - Best Actress for her role as Nicole Barber in Marriage Story and Best Supporting Actress for her performance as Rosie Betzler, an anti-Nazi rebel in Hitler's Germany who is hiding a Jewish girl in her attic, in Taika Waititi's movie Jojo Rabbit.