Lin-Manuel Miranda Won’t Be Attending Oscars

Lin-Manuel Miranda (via Facebook)
Lin-Manuel Miranda (via Facebook)

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.

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.