Lin-Manuel Miranda Not Attending Oscars After Wife Tests COVID Positive

Lin-Manuel Miranda Not Attending Oscars After Wife Tests COVID Positive

Lin-Manuel Miranda reveals that he will not be attending the 2022 Academy Awards out of caution after his wife tested positive for COVID-19.

Lin-Manuel Miranda has shared that he will not be attending the 2022 Oscars due to his wife testing positive for COVID-19. The 2022 Academy Awards are set to be held on March 27, 2022. Miranda has worked on two films that are in the running for Oscars – Encanto and Tick, Tick… Boom! Tick, Tick… Boom! marked Miranda’s feature directorial debut and resulted in a Best Actor nomination for Andrew Garfield, as well as a nomination for Best Film Editing. Meanwhile, Miranda composed the songs for Encanto, which is the frontrunner for Best Animated Film. It is also in the running for Best Score, as well as for Best Song with Miranda’s “Dos Oruguitas.”

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Miranda shared in a Tweet on March 26 that he will not be attending the Oscars after his wife tested positive for COVID-19. He revealed that after his family had made it to Hollywood, his wife tested positive for COVID over the weekend. While Miranda and his children tested negative, he chose not to attend the Oscars out of an abundance of caution. However, he will still be cheering for Encanto and Tick, Tick… Boom! from home with his family. Check out his Tweet below:

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

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Miranda’s decision to stay home for the safety of others is a commendable one. At the same time, it is quite unfortunate that he will not be able to celebrate his films’ achievements in person. Miranda’s work on Encanto and Tick, Tick… Boom!, as both a director and composer is incredible. He first gained prominence for his work on Hamilton. However, these two films have given him the opportunity to show his skills in a new light. In fact, the Oscars will even be hosting the first live performance of “We Don’t Talk About Bruno” in celebration of Miranda’s hit original song for Encanto. Whether he is present or not, however, the Oscars will be sure to recognize Miranda’s work. Meanwhile, Miranda will be at home with his family, ensuring the safety of others and hopefully seeing his wife through a speedy recovery.

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