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Lin-Manuel Miranda is Taking His Mom to the Oscars & The Reason Why Will Melt Your Heart

Lin-Manuel Miranda is truly a momma’s boy at heart. After getting the news that he received his first Oscar nomination—Moana‘s “How Far I’ll Go” is up for Best Original Song—his only concern was finding his mother a dress. Why? Because he promised her a seat at the Oscars.

“We gotta get my mom a dress. I’ve promised her she was coming with me to the Oscars since I was 10,” Miranda says.

It’s super sweet that Lin-Manuel is honoring his promise to his mom and even sweeter that she’s his first priority during a very exciting time. “Obviously the first priority, is getting my mom looking nice. I can wear any old penguin suit.”

Congrats on the nomination, and we look forward to spotting you and your wonderful date on the red carpet!

Amanda graduated from Carthage College with a Bachelor's degree in both Communications and Public Relations. She also proudly served as the Editor in Chief of her college's Her Campus chapter, and as a Her Campus Editorial Intern. She is from Chicago, Illinois, which she can confirm is indeed a windy city. Today she can still be found furiously tapping away at her laptop keys and producing content for the internet. In her spare time she enjoys reading books (before watching their Netflix or movie adaptions), running for fun (yes, it can be fun) and spending time with her friends and family.
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