LOS ANGELES – Lin-Manuel Miranda, one of this year’s standout Oscar nominees, will sit out the ceremony after his wife tested positive for COVID-19.
Miranda shared the unfortunate news on Twitter on Saturday afternoon. He said that although he has tested negative himself, he will stay away from Sunday’s ceremony out of an abundance of caution.
Miranda wrote: “Got to Hollywood. “This weekend, my wife tested + (positive) for COVID. She is fine. Me and I tested – (negative) but caution, I won’t be attending the Oscars tomorrow night.” .”
The Oscar-nominated composer added that he “cheers for my TickTickBoom & Encanto family and my own family, along with all of you, ALL of you.”
Miranda received the Academy Award for Best Original Song for “Dos Oruguitas” from the animated film “Encanto”. If he wins, he’ll gain rare EGOT status, meaning he’ll be an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony winner.
The creator of “Hamilton” will also miss the first live performance of the hugely popular song “We Don’t Talk About Bruno”, also from “Encanto”, a film about a powerful Colombian people. powerful magic. The addictive tune has been the highest-charting song from a Disney animated film in over 26 years.
The multi-talented girl Miranda also plagiarized “traditional, tit… Boom.!” was nominated for two Academy Awards, including starring Andrew Garfield for best actor.