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He’s not throwing away his shot at an elite achievement — simply his ticket to the Oscars.

“We Don’t Discuss About Bruno” songwriter Lin-Manuel Miranda is skipping Sunday’s ceremony as a result of his spouse examined constructive for COVID-19, he announced on Twitter.

“Made it to Hollywood… This weekend, my spouse examined + for COVID. She’s doing effective. Youngsters & I’ve examined -, however out of warning, I gained’t be going to the Oscars tomorrow night time. Cheering for my TickTickBoom & Encanto households w my circle of relatives, 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 film “Encanto.”

If he wins, it might vaunt the Washington Heights man past EGOT status: he’s already earned two Emmys, three Grammys and three Tony awards, amongst different accolades.

Together with his 2016 Pulitzer Prize for “Hamilton,” an Oscar victory would make Miranda a PEGOT, a designation reserved for EGOT winners who’ve additionally gained both the Pulitzer or Peabody Award.

Solely a handful of Individuals have gained PEGOTS: director Mike Nichols; actress Rita Moreno; singer Barbra Streisand, all of whom earned the Peabody, and composers Richard Rodgers and Marvin Hamlisch, who gained Pulitzers.

Miranda was nominated for an Oscar in 2016 for the tune “How Far I’ll Go,” from the Disney hit Moana, dropping that 12 months to La La Land’s “Metropolis of Stars.”

Miranda additionally directed “Tick, Tick… Growth!” that earned star Andrew Garfield an Oscar nomination for greatest actor.


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