Lin-Manuel Miranda bows out of the Oscars despite success of Disney’s “Encanto”

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Despite playing huge roles in two wildly successful Disney films that have been nominated for Academy Awards, Lin Manuel Miranda has announced he will not be attending the 94th Academy Awards ceremony.

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The news of Lin Manuel Miranda’s decision to forgo the Oscars this year came as a surprise to many, as the musical genius and lyricist has been nominated for an Academy Award, as have two of the projects to which he’s contributed in the past year.

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Miranda, who has been nominated for Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures (Original Song) for “Dos Oruguitas” from Disney’s Encanto, will not attend the Academy Awards. Miranda tweeted on Saturday about his wife, Vanessa Nadal, having tested positive for COVID-19. Though he and his children have tested negative, Miranda said he won’t attend out of an abundance of caution.

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