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

Lin-Manuel Miranda gained’t be attending the Oscars on Sunday, he mentioned on Twitter on Saturday, out of an abundance of warning after his spouse examined optimistic for the coronavirus this weekend. He added that she was “doing superb,” and mentioned that he had examined unfavorable.

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 told Vulture journal in January.

Moreover his colleagues in “Encanto,” Mr. Miranda says he may also be cheering on the forged and crew of the film “Tick, Tick … Growth!,” which was Mr. Miranda’s directorial debut. It has acquired two Oscar nominations — one for Andrew Garfield in the most effective actor class and one for finest 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 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 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 happened at Union Station in Los Angeles with much less fanfare.) On Friday, the Academy up to date its Covid insurance policies, saying in a information 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 aren’t permitted to attend below any circumstances.”

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