Lin-Manuel Miranda began his Oscar night tearing up while watching a prerecorded message from the cast of “Hamilton,” who performed a medley of his songs — including the Oscar-nominated “How Far I’ll Go” from “Moana.”
It’d be fair for him to assume that would be the highlight of the night, but Seth Rogen gave that moment a run for its money.
While presenting the award for Best Film Editing with Michael J. Fox, Rogen remarked, “I’m at the Oscars with Michael J. Fox, a DeLorean, and I’m wearing future shoes. All I have to do is sing the ‘Schuyler Sisters’ song from ‘Hamilton’ in front of the world, and I will have completed my entire bucket list.”
Cue amazing, joyful reaction from Miranda:
But Rogen didn’t stop there.
“Look around, look around, at how lucky we are to be alive right now,” he sang — sounding just a bit different from the Broadway performers who play the Schuyler sisters in the musical.
“Angelica ...” Rogen continued, clearly waiting for Fox to chime in.
”Eliza,” Fox added, making theater nerds worldwide squeal with delight. “And Peggy!” Rogen finished.
Let’s cut to Lin for another reaction:
How lucky we are to be alive right now, indeed. Also, Seth: Hook us up with tickets? Please?