In a live-streamed video today, it was revealed that Lin-Manuel Miranda of “Hamilton,” “In The Heights” and “Moana” fame will be receiving his own star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame. The Walk of Fame, overseen by the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, was a project dreamed up in the late fifties. It has featured some of the best and brightest that Hollywood has had to offer after the first star was awarded in 1960.
Lin-Manuel Miranda was announced as part of the 2018 class of Hollywood Walk Of Fame stars.
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Some other notable celebrities getting a star in 2018 are Zoe Saldana, Anthony Anderson, Lynda Carter, RuPaul, Taraji P. Hensen, Shonda Rhymes, Mary J. Blige, Ice-T and Snoop Dog among many others.
Miranda couldn’t believe it.
Although, Miranda is no stranger to honorary stars, having already received one on Puerto Rico’s Walk of Fame.
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Another person to make it on the list was Wierd Al Yankovic, who Miranda just so happened to be with when they found out.
— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) June 22, 2017
Who knew these two were buddies?
— Al Yankovic (@alyankovic) June 22, 2017
The only thing we can think of is: Can they please use the “Hamilton” star?
Miranda’s upcoming projects include the “Duck Tales” remake and “Mary Poppins Returns,” which is currently in post-production for a 2018 release. We can’t wait to get our eyes and ears on ’em.
2017 isn’t even over yet and Miranda is winning 2018. Good on him! ??✊?