Lin-Manuel Miranda shed a tear even before he’d stepped into the Dolby Theater for the Oscars on Sunday night.
The 37-year-old star arrived on the red carpet with his mother, Luz Towns-Miranda, and got a touching surprise from Ryan Seacrest during E!’s Live From the Red Carpet. During their interview, Seacrest revealed a pre-recorded message from the “Hamilton” cast in honor of Miranda’s Oscar nomination for Best Original Song for “How Far I’ll Go.”
Seacrest then asked the “Hamilton” creator to send a message back to the cast.
And it wouldn’t be a Hollywood red carpet without a nod to the current political climate. Miranda, like several stars, arrived on the red carpet wearing a blue ACLU ribbon in solidarity with the American Civil Liberties Union.