Lin-Manuel Miranda Oscar Performance: Watch 'Moana' Star Auli'i Cravalho Sing With 'Hamilton' Creator [VIDEO]
Lin-Manuel Miranda and Auli'i Cravalho performed "How Far I'll Go" at the Oscars, providing one of the most memorable moments of the night.
Miranda and Cravalho brought "How Far I'll Go" from Moana to the Oscar stage on Sunday. The performance featured 16-year-old Cravalho singing her heart out, with Miranda introducing the young actress. This was Cravalho's first time on a public stage, a huge debut moment for the Moana star.
The song was nominated in the Best Original Song category, where Miranda collected his first Oscar nomination for writing the song's music lyrics.
Other nominees in the Best Original Song category include "Can't Stop the Feeling!" from Trolls, "The Empty Chair" from Jim: The James Foley Story and "Audition (The Fools Who Dream)" and "City of Stars" from La La Land.
Miranda made it clear shortly after the Oscar nominations that his inclusion was a huge deal for him.
"I'm not even a little jaded, especially about the Oscars," Miranda admitted to the Los Angeles Times, when asked if his incredible awards success has become old-hat. "I'm that kid who used to memorize Billy Crystal's musical monologues where he'd make fun of all the nominated films. I'm that dork. The fact that I'm going to get to go to the Oscars is actually a crazy big deal."