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Oscars 2022: Lin-Manuel Miranda skips awards show after wife tests positive for COVID

Lin-Manuel Miranda is skipping the Oscars after his wife tests positive for COVID-19. Miranda said he tested negative.

The director, writer and musician is looking for an EGOT — an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony — at Sunday’s awards ceremony.

Miranda, 42, is nominated for best song for the musical number “Dos Oruguitas” from the Disney animated film “Encanto.” Miranda already has two Emmys Awards, three Grammy Awards and three Tony Awards.

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Only 16 people have won all four awards, including names like Audrey Hepburn, Whoopi Goldberg, Andrew Lloyd Webber and John Legend.

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This is his second Oscar nomination; He was previously nominated for Best Original Song in 2016 for “How Far I’ll Go” from the Disney film Moana.

Miranda made his directorial debut last year with the musical ‘Tick, Tick…Boom!’ The film received two nominations: Andrew Garfield for Best Actor and Myron Kerstein and Andrew Weisblum for Best Editing.

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Fans and colleagues sent Miranda their best wishes on social media, ABC News reported.

“Can we postpone the Oscars by… two weeks?” Encanto co-director and co-writer Jared Bush tweeted.

Miranda found success on the Broadway stage with his Tony Award-winning musicals In the Heights and Hamilton. The former was adapted into a film that was released last summer.

Miranda was vaccinated against the virus and took part in public campaigns to encourage people to get vaccinated.

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