Lin-Manuel Miranda will not go to the Oscars after his wife’s covid positive

Lin-Manuel Miranda, nominated for an Oscar for Best Original Song for "two caterpillars"from the Disney film "Charm, announced this Saturday that as a precaution, he will not attend the delivery ceremony of the awards at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles because his wife, Vanessa Nadal, has been diagnosed with covid-19.

"This weekend, my wife tested positive for covid. She is fine. The children and I tested negative, but as a precaution, i’m not going to the oscars tomorrow night"Miranda pointed out on his Twitter account.

"Cheering for my families (from the films) TickTickBoom and Encanto with my own family, along with all of you"stressed the American actor and musician of Puerto Rican origin.

Miranda opts for the Oscar for the second time after the nomination he got for "How Far I’ll Go"from "Moana"in 2017.

On this occasion, the musician was nominated for best original song, for "two caterpillars"a theme that is interpreted by the Colombian Sebastián Yatra, in Spanish, for all versions of the film.

Miranda was in charge of writing eight of the songs for the film, among them the popular "We Don’t Talk About Bruno"but it was decided to choose "two caterpillars" -in Spanish in all versions of the film- because it better represented the spirit of the film.

"Charm" will be measured for the Oscar for best soundtrack with "dunes" (whose music has been composed by Hans Zimmer), "Don’t Look Up" (Nicholas Britell) "The Power of the Dog" (Jonny Greenwood) and "Parallel Mothers" (Alberto Iglesias).

"two caterpillars" compete for the Oscar for best song with "be alive" ("king richard"), "No Time to Die" (from the James Bond film of the same name), "down to joy" ("Belfast") and "Somehow You Do" ("Four Good Days ").

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