The Puerto Rican star was up for an EGOT at the Academy Awards on Sunday – he already has an Emmy, a Grammy, a Tony…and was this close to getting the Oscar.
He was nominated for his “Moana” song “How Far I’ll Go.”
His mom, Dr. Luz Towns-Miranda, told “People” that “From the time he was tiny, he was really special. I knew that he would be here one day and I told him, ‘I’m gonna be with you.”
Lin-Manuel said, “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.”
That’s a good Hispanic son.