Lin-Manuel Miranda Can Finally Fulfill Promise To Take Mom To The Oscars

"I’ve promised her she was coming with me to the Oscars since I was 10."
01/25/2017 01:15pm ET | Updated February 1, 2017
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Together, Lin-Manuel Miranda and his mom, Luz Towns-Miranda, watched the unveiling of his portrait at Sardi's in New York City.

As a kid, Lin-Manuel Miranda vowed to take his mom to the Oscars as his date. This year, he’ll be able to fulfill that promise.

The “Hamilton” mastermind will go for EGOT status, thanks to his Academy Award nomination for Best Original Song for “How Far I’ll Go” in Disney’s “Moana.” In an interview with USA Today, Miranda revealed his mom, Luz Towns-Miranda, will be his date to the awards ceremony. The Broadway star has been promising to take her for years.

“We gotta get my mom a dress. I’ve promised her she was coming with me to the Oscars since I was 10,” Miranda said. “Obviously the first priority is getting my mom looking nice. I can wear any old penguin suit.”

Miranda has given several shout-outs to his mom on Twitter and has been vocal in his support for Planned Parenthood, where Towns-Miranda, a psychologist, is a board member.

At the after-party following Miranda’s final appearance in “Hamilton” in July, Towns-Miranda told The Huffington Post her son had played around with music and performing as a kid and that she’s proud of what he’s accomplished years later.

“It’s an incredible feeling for a mom to know that her son has accomplished at least his dreams, because this is such a difficult field,” she said. “And for him to reach this level of success is beyond what even he imagined.”

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