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Academy Award Nominee Lin-Manuel Miranda Reveals Why He Turned Down Oscars Hosting Gig in the Past

Academy Award Nominee Lin-Manuel Miranda Reveals Why He Turned Down Oscars Hosting Gig in the Past

Lin-Manuel Miranda revealed he has said no to hosting the Oscars in the past.

The 42-year-old actor – who was nominated for an Oscar in 2016 for Best Song for Moana‘s “How Far I’ll Go” – made the reveal in a new interview.

Click inside to read what he said…

“I have said no in the past. I really don’t think that that’s my skillset,” he told People. “It’s not something I’m comfortable doing, hosting, mainly because I’ve been lucky enough to work with incredible hosts.”

“I’ve written for Neil Patrick Harris, I’ve written his opening numbers and closing numbers for the Tonys. That is a whole other thing. He is genius at that, he and Hugh Jackman,” he continued. “I actually don’t think— that’s not something I feel confident in.”

He then said, “I’m happy to write for the host, but I don’t know that… I wouldn’t feel comfortable hosting.”

Find out who might be hosting at the 2022 Oscars this year.

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