Lin-Manuel Miranda refuses to host the Oscars

The 94th Annual Academy Awards are being held at Hollywood’s Dolby Theater on March 27. They come with a twist for the awards shows: watch the numbers drop, COVID-19 dodged. some flashy and watch the rich congratulate the other rich with golden statues while the actors preach from the podium more and more.

That may be why it took so long for the Oscars team to confirm the host, but one person who could have done a good job has concluded that he was disqualified: Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda.

Speaking to People Magazine, Miranda was asked if he would take the jobs and revealed that he turned them down:

“I have said no in the past. I really don’t think that’s my skill set. Hosting isn’t something I’m comfortable with, mainly because I’ve been fortunate enough to work with incredible hosts. I wrote Neil Patrick Harris, I wrote his opening and closing numbers for Tonys. That is a completely different thing. He’s genius at it, he and Hugh Jackman. I’m happy to write for the host, but I wouldn’t feel comfortable hosting. ”


So who can take on the big job? Recently, many candidates have eliminated Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Jimmy Kimmel and Tiffany Haddish. On the maybes list is the trio of Tina Fey, Amy Poehler and Maya Rudolph, although Steve Martin, Martin Short and Selena Gomez are arguably the ideal Academy team.

Perhaps the most interesting names featured by the band are Tom Holland and Zendaya, hosted as a duo. Holland said when asked “Of course, I’m going to host the Oscars!” and said he wanted Zendaya by his side: I would be great alone, and with the one I love would be even better. I think a shared experience is always better than a solo experience.”

But perhaps Holland and Zendaya could be a little too unpredictable and chaotic for the Academy. But hey, if it was a disaster, it would at least be an entertaining event.

Let’s hope we get some confirmation soon, though anyone accepting the job should know that it could easily turn into a poison cup. Lin-Manuel Miranda refuses to host the Oscars


Aila Slisco is a Interreviewed U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Aila Slisco joined Interreviewed in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing:

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