Actor-composer Lin-Manuel Miranda performs onstage Feb. 15, 2016, in New York City during Hamilton’s performance for the Grammys.
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The Washington Post series “Fatal Force,” which took a hard look at the number of deadly police shootings throughout the country last year, and Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Broadway hit Hamilton were two of the big winners when the 100th annual Pulitzer Prizes were announced Monday around 3 p.m. EDT. 

Wesley Lowery, national reporter for the Post, who worked on the series, may have scooped the announcement, at least to his friends. According to Politico Playbook, Lowery reportedly announced at a party this past weekend that he and the Post team had been tipped off to the win.


Hamilton—a hip-hop musical that looks at the life at Alexander Hamilton and is the hardest ticket in town to get—is the first musical to win the prize for drama since Next to Normal did in 2010, according to Entertainment Weekly.

The Associated Press won for public service, and several news organizations as a whole took home honors, including the Los Angeles Times (breaking news reporting), the New York Times (international reporting) and the Tampa Bay Times (local reporting), according to Entertainment Weekly.

Read more at Politico Playbook and Entertainment Weekly.