Lin-Manuel Miranda Honors Promise to His Mother and Takes Her As His Date to the Oscars
Wearing matching ACLU blue ribbons pinned onto their evening attire, Miranda walked the read carpet in celebration of his nomination for his first Oscar for Best Original Song: "How Far I'll Go" from the new Disney Princess movie, "Moana."
"I remember my mom — as a kid — saying, 'When you get nominated for an Oscar, I'm your date.' That's such a pie-in-the-sky thing to say. But she sort of always believed, I think she believed even before I did, so I'm thrilled to get to keep that promise," Miranda told Rachel Ray earlier this week.
Miranda did not win the Oscar but his song, sung by the Disney Princess, Auli'i Cravahlo, performed it after he introduced her with one of his classic raps.
Miranda wasn't alone in thanking his mother last night. Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, known together as Pasek and Paul, won the Oscar for Best Original Song, for "City of Stars" from the Oscar-winning film, "La La Land."
"This is dedicated to all the kids that sing in the rain and all the moms that let them," Pasek said.
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