When Lin-Manuel Miranda found out he was nominated for an Oscar, unlike SOME PEOPLE, he did not play too cool for school. Because, as he explained later, he’s a total Oscar nerd. The Oscar nerd went to the Oscar Nominees Luncheon. And the Oscar nerd became an Oscar fangirl.
I am HAVING A BIT OF A DAY. Stories soon. https://t.co/XxacL3mpEz— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) February 6, 2017
There were Oscars pool floaties at the thing. pic.twitter.com/GhttmNZwSw— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) February 6, 2017
We met Viggo Mortensen.— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) February 6, 2017
He speaks gorgeous fluent Spanish.
My mom almost floated away.
You eat lunch and they put you on a giant dais to take a prom pic with all the nominees.— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) February 7, 2017
Here is Oscar's butt and Pharrell. pic.twitter.com/ai1ANvWgzW
Look at his face in this one!
That is a Matt Damon and a Natalie Portman. pic.twitter.com/VDxZQrn9DB— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) February 7, 2017
Spielberg & my mom. I mean what even. pic.twitter.com/PUZwtfGMvn— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) February 7, 2017
I LOVE him. And yes, I can hear you, Duana. You told me so. You told us so.
But this is specifically Duana has been his champion for so long, from the very beginning. Because he is the kind of guy who will tell you how excited he is, without it seeming aw-shucks fake. You know how we know? Because he’s still interested in the small details. About lunch, and about the dais, and the pool. None of that is old news to him. And all of that is the kind of thing a true geek would notice.
Let me repost a tweet thread about LMM that I f-cked up last time because it’s becoming more and more true – few people get how to be successful successfully, and LMM does:
You know, there are a few people on earth who are perfect at being famous. https://t.co/RA8ULPHg9p— Linda Holmes (@nprmonkeysee) January 16, 2017