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Variety reports:

Lin-Manuel Miranda will not be present at the Academy Awards on Sunday evening. The creative composer has elected against attending the Oscars ceremony at the Dolby Theater “out of caution” after learning that his wife, Vanessa Nadal, has recently tested positive for COVID-19.

The situation comes on the precipice of a potentially historic night for Miranda. The composer is Oscar-nominated in the category of best original song for writing “Dos Oruguitas,” a ballad from Disney’s “Encanto.”

If Miranda were to emerge victorious, he would achieve EGOT status: an honor in show business meaning he has won an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony during his career. He would be the third youngest in history.

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