Lin-Manuel Miranda, the much-beloved theater/movie artist, announced via Twitter that he will not be able to attend the 94th annual Academy Awards tonight after his wife tested positive for COVID.
Miranda tweeted the news Saturday night saying he and his children tested negative, but out of caution he will be watching the awards ceremony from his hotel room.
Made it to Hollywood…
This weekend, my wife tested ➕ for COVID.
She’s doing fine. Kids & I have tested ➖, but out of caution, I won’t be going to the Oscars tomorrow night. Cheering for my TickTickBoom & Encanto families w my own family, alongside all of you, ALL of you. -LMM
— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) March 26, 2022
The composer is nominated for Best Original Song for penning “Dos Oruguitas” for Disney’s Encanto. He also directed tick, tick…BOOM! for which scored nominations for leading man Andrew Garfield for Best Actor and Myron Kerstein & Andrew Weisblum for Film Editing.
Miranda is just an Oscar short of achieving EGOT status – the show business quad-fecta of winning an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony award.
Miranda would be the third youngest artist in history to score the EGOT.
Plus, Twitter reminds us that Miranda would also join that rarified club of the PEGOT – which includes having won a Pulitzer Prize.
Reminder that if Lin-Manuel Miranda gets an Oscar this year (which he deserves) he will not only be in the EGOT club but with the Pulitzer will have the even rarer PEGOT achievement, one only Richard Rogers and Marvin Hamlish have managed thus far.
— TheDiva (@MusicalHell) February 8, 2022