Lin-Manuel Miranda gained’t be attending the Oscars on Sunday, he stated on Twitter on Saturday, out of an abundance of warning after his spouse examined optimistic for Covid this weekend. He added that she was “doing advantageous,” and stated that he had examined detrimental.
Mr. Miranda is up for the most effective unique track Academy Award for the track, “Dos Oruguitas” from the Disney musical “Encanto.” It’s the first track he’s written from “starting to finish in Spanish,” he informed Vulture journal in January.
In addition to his colleagues in “Encanto,” Mr. Miranda says he may even be cheering on the solid and crew of the film “Tick, Tick … Growth!,” which was Mr. Miranda’s directorial debut. It has obtained two Oscar nominations — one for Andrew Garfield in the most effective actor class and one for greatest movie modifying.
The final time Mr. Miranda, who created the Broadway musical “Hamilton,” was a nominee on the Oscars was in 2017 for the track, “How Far I’ll Go” from “Moana.” If he wins on Sunday, Mr. Miranda would be part of the small variety of Hollywood heavyweights who’ve EGOT standing — those that have gained an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony — which incorporates Rita Moreno, Audrey Hepburn, Whoopi Goldberg and John Legend.
After final yr’s socially distanced Oscars with separated seating areas, film lovers had been hoping for a return to normalcy with this yr’s ceremony, again at its longtime residence on the Dolby Theatre. (Final yr’s present befell at Union Station in Los Angeles with much less fanfare.) On Friday, the Academy up to date its Covid insurance policies, saying in a press launch that “those that examined optimistic for Covid-19 and are inside a zero to five-day window from the date of their first optimistic check are usually not permitted to attend beneath any circumstances.”