Lin-Manuel Miranda Could Surprise Us At The Oscars

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Following a breakout year on Broadway, Lin-Manuel Miranda was nominated for an Oscar for Moana. The actor-composer contributed original songs to the animated comedy, and on Tuesday morning the Academy announced that his song "How Far I'll Go" was up for Best Original Song. It's a big get for Miranda, as he's well on his way to an EGOT, but some may also be wondering if this means he'll perform at the 2017 Oscars.

Well, that's a tricky question to answer. Though the Academy Awards consistently feature performances by the Best Original Song nominees, that technically may not include Miranda. In Moana, "How Far I'll Go" is performed by star Auli'i Cravalho, and Alessia Cara also recorded a version of the song for the soundtrack, so they are each much more likely to perform. Of course, between this nomination and Moana landing a nod for Best Animated Film, Miranda will probably attend the Oscars, so it's possible that he'll join Cravalho or Cara onstage to play the piano or otherwise accompany them. You can listen to Cravalho's version of "How Far I'll Go" below.