Golden Globes 2022: Lin-Manuel Miranda Shaped These Nominated Films

The 2022 Golden Globes are around the corner. And both industry insiders and fans alike are curious to see how the winners affect the awards race going into the Academy Awards. Moreover, it will be interesting to see how Lin-Manuel Miranda fares this year. The Hamilton creator actually had his hands in several films this year. But which ones received Golden Globe nominations, and which are most likely to win?

Lin-Manuel Miranda wears a tan jacket and smiles onstage
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Lin-Manuel Miranda was involved in several nominated movies

2020 was a big year for Miranda, whose filmed stage performance of Hamilton hit Disney+ on July 4th weekend. But 2021 was a much more productive year for him. After all, Miranda was involved in different ways in no fewer than 5 films released in the calendar year. First, he appeared on-camera and served as an executive producer on the documentary Rita Moreno: Just a Girl Who Decided to Go for It, centered on the titular icon.

The film adaptation of his musical In the Heights released in June 2021. In addition to composing the music, Miranda appears as the piragüero. Later that summer, he voiced the title character in the Netflix animated film Vivo, for which he also composed the music. Finally, in November, Miranda made his directorial debut with the Jonathan Larson musical Tick, Tick… Boom! and composed the music and has a story credit on Disney’s Encanto.

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Which of his movies are poised to win Golden Globes in 2022?

Although his Rita Moreno documentary and Vivo didn’t receive any Golden Globe nominations, three of Miranda’s projects did make the cut. According to the awards’ official website, Anthony Ramos received a nod for Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy for In the Heights. That’s its sole nomination, and even then, Ramos is up against Tick, Tick… Boom! star Andrew Garfield in that category. The movie is also up for Best Motion Picture — Musical or Comedy.

Meanwhile, Encanto landed three nominations. The Disney musical is up for Best Motion Picture — Animated, Best Original Score, and Best Original Song for “Dos Oruguitas.” Although Miranda was involved in all three movies in different capacities, that last nod is the only one for which he is personally nominated. Miranda has yet to win a Golden Globe but was nominated in this category in 2017 for “How Far We’ll Go” from Disney’s Moana.

What is Lin-Manuel Miranda working on next?

Of those nods, perhaps Tick, Tick… Boom! is most likely to win. Garfield is essentially the leader in that category. But he faces stiff competition from Leonardo DiCaprio, Peter Dinklage, Cooper Hoffman, and Ramos. And in the Best Motion Picture — Musical or Comedy category, it needs to contend with Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story.

Even if none of Miranda’s movies go home with Golden Globes, he still has more projects in the works. He’s currently hard at work on another Disney musical. Miranda is composing new music and serves as a co-producer on the live-action version of The Little Mermaid, which stars Halle Bailey, Javier Bardem, and Melissa McCarthy.

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