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Lin-Manuel Miranda to Miss Oscars After Wife Tests Positive for Covid

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 constructive for Covid this weekend. He added that she was “doing high quality,” and stated that he had examined destructive.

Mr. Miranda is up for the very best authentic 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 told Vulture journal in January.

In addition to his colleagues in “Encanto,” Mr. Miranda says he can even be cheering on the solid and crew of the film “Tick, Tick … Increase!,” which was Mr. Miranda’s directorial debut. It has acquired two Oscar nominations — one for Andrew Garfield in the very best actor class and one for finest movie enhancing.

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 a part of the small number of Hollywood heavyweights who have EGOT status — those that have gained an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony — which incorporates Rita Moreno, Audrey Hepburn, Whoopi Goldberg and John Legend.

After final 12 months’s socially distanced Oscars with separated seating areas, film lovers had been hoping for a return to normalcy with this 12 months’s ceremony, again at its longtime house on the Dolby Theatre. (Final 12 months’s present occurred 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 constructive for Covid-19 and are inside a zero to five-day window from the date of their first constructive take a look at usually are not permitted to attend beneath any circumstances.”

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