‘Star Wars’ actor Lin-Manuel Miranda will not attend the 94th Academy Awards; here’s why

Days after expressing his love for the Oscars, Lin-Manuel Miranda is due to attend the ceremony after his wife tested positive for COVID-19. The composer is currently widely appreciated for the music of Disney’s latest animated film Encanta, which earned nominations for Best Original Score and Best Original Song at the 94th Academy Awards. However, the composer decided not to attend the ceremony out of caution.

Taking to his Twitter account, Lin-Manuel Miranda recently announced that he will not be attending the 94th Academy Awards on Sunday, March 27, 2022. The actor-songwriter revealed that his wife, Vanessa Nadal, had been tested positive for COVID-19. Miranda further revealed that he and his children tested negative, but would not attend the awards ceremony. He wrote: “Went to Hollywood…This weekend my wife was + tested for COVID. She is fine. The kids and I have been tested – but out of an abundance of caution I will not be going to the Oscars tomorrow night. Cheers for my TickTickBoom & Encanto families with my own family, alongside all of you, ALL of you. -LMM.”

At Miranda’s star wars co-star Mark Hamill reacted to his tweet and wished the former’s family the best. He wrote, “Wishing you and your family the best and cheering TickTickBoom too! PS I’ve been to the Oscars twice and it’s MUCH more fun from home. – Tue.” Fans of the actor also wished the team of Encanto and Tick, tick… Boom! Their best.

Lin-Manuel Miranda expresses his love for the Oscars

Earlier this month, after his two films were nominated for Oscars, Lin-Manuel Miranda revealed that his love for the Oscars stemmed from Disney’s The little Mermaid. According to a report by AP, Miranda said: “I literally fell in love with the Oscars because of Disney’s animated movies. I was ride or die for ‘The Little Mermaid.’ favorite movie of my young life. And I watched the Oscars for the first time that year because if ‘Kiss the Girl’ or ‘Under the Sea’ didn’t win, I was ready to riot as a than nine-year-old.” The actor-songwriter further mentioned that the awards have become for him a kind of “entry point into a bigger world”. “So the fact that I’m here with the Disney song is completely wrapped up for me because that’s why I tuned in in the first place,” he added.

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