Lin-Manuel Miranda had a huge night at the 2017 Oscars — with a very special someone by his side.
Miranda was accompanied to the award show by his mami, Luz Towns-Miranda. The two of them were both wearing blue ribbons in solidarity with ACLU, which has worked for nearly 100 years to defend and protect individual rights and liberties guaranteed by the Constitution and law of the U.S..
The triple-threat Puerto Rican had an emotional moment from the very start of the night, when the "Hamilton" cast had a surprise waiting for him on the red carpet. Ryan Seacrest showed him a clip of his cast members Jordan Fisher and Taran Killam doing a mashup of "Moana" and "Hamilton" songs that brought an emotional reaction from both Miranda and his mother.
"I hate you for making me cry before the Oscars have even started," he said when asked what he had to tell his cast members. "That was amazing. Thank you. Thank you for that. That's incredible."
Miranda also took the stage where he did a quick rap performance opening up for Moana lead Auli'i Cravalho. The 16-year-old breakout actress stole the stage singing the movie's main theme song, "How Far I'll Go," which Miranda wrote. While the tune unfortunately did not win the Academy Award for Best Original Song, Miranda showed up and out for the culture nontheless.
Even show host Jimmy Kimmel took time to tell Miranda's mother in the audience that her son is "an American treasure." She responded like any of our own Latina mothers would: "I know."