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He’s not throwing away his shot at an EGOT — just his ticket to the Oscars.
“We Don’t Talk About Bruno” songwriter Lin-Manuel Miranda is skipping Sunday’s ceremony because his wife tested positive for COVID-19, he announced on Twitter.
“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,” he wrote Saturday.
Miranda is nominated for Best Original Song for “Dos Oruguitas,” from the smash hit movie “Encanto.”
If he wins, it would vaunt the Washington Heights man into EGOT status: he’s already earned two Emmys, three Grammys and three Tony awards, among other accolades. He was nominated for an Oscar in 2016 for the tune “How Far I’ll Go,” from the Disney hit Moana, losing that year to La La Land’s “City of Stars.”
Miranda also directed “Tick, Tick… Boom!” that earned star Andrew Garfield an Oscar nomination for best actor.
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