Lin-Manuel Miranda Will Miss Oscars Due to Wife’s COVID Case
Tonight, song-writing genius and musical theatre gamechanger Lin-Manuel Miranda could become the next esteemed member of the EGOT club. Unfortunately, Miranda’s wife tested positive for COVID-19 over the weekend. According to a tweet yesterday, the star chose to miss tonight’s award ceremony out of an abundance of caution.
“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,” the tweet said.
Nominated for Best Original Song for “Encanto”‘s “Dos Oruguitas,” Miranda’s potential Oscar win tonight would give him the last of the four awards he needed to complete the coveted EGOT. Only 17 people hold the remarkable title. The “EGOT” requires a person to have won one at least one Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony.
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
Previously, Miranda won a Grammy Award for “How Far I’ll Go” from 2018’s “Moana.” He recevied multiple Tony Awards for his work on “Hamilton” as well as “In the Heights.” The albums for both of those Broadway shows also won Grammy Awards. Miranda took home an Emmy Award on 2014 when he won for “Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics” for his work on lyrics for the 67th Annual Tony Awards show’s opening number, “Song Title: Bigger!”
Even more impressive, Miranda would actually join an even smaller club composed of those who have won a PEGOT: A Pulitzer, Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony. Only Marvin Hamlisch and Richard Rodgers hold the honor currently. With Miranda’s Pulitzer for “Hamilton” though, he would join the highly honored group as well.