‘Encanto’ Loses to James Bond in the ‘Oscar for Best Original Song’ Category

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Disney fans might have been surprised or disappointed when the popular Encanto song “We Don’t Talk About Bruno” was not nominated by composer Lin-Manuel Miranda for the Oscar for Best Original Song at the 94th Academy Awards, but they may have been hoping that the Walt Disney Animation Studios movie Encanto would prevail with its Oscar nominee anyway! The Encanto original song “Dos Oruguitas” has not won the Academy Award for Best Original Song after all; even though the movie won Best Animated Feature Film, it lost out in the song category, and “No Time to Die” won!

“Dos Oruguitas” from Encanto would not have been most Disney fan’s choice for an Oscar nomination; the sad song tells the story of Abuela and her deceased husband. Composer Lin-Manuel Miranda, who wrote the original songs for Encanto, specifically chose “Dos Oruguitas” because it fits the overarching story of the Disney movie more than other songs on the soundtrack.


Pepa and Isabela singing about Bruno in ‘Encanto’, which has won the Oscar for Best Animated Feature Film at the 94th annual Academy Awards Credit:

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Dolores Madrigal singing to Mirabel Madrigal about Bruno in ‘Encanto’, which has won the Oscar for Best Animated Feature Film at the 94th annual Academy Awards Credit:

However, “We Don’t Talk About Bruno” broke records practically everywhere, going viral in its success and even surpassing Disney hits like “Let It Go” and “A Whole New World”. It was also performed live at the Oscars tonight by the original Encanto cast — or, at least, part of the cast!

Encanto voice actors Adassa (who voiced Dolores Madrigal in the Madrigal family),  Stephanie Beatriz (who voiced Mirabel Madrigal), Mauro Castillo (who voiced Felix Madrigal), Carolina Gaitán (who voiced Pepa Madrigal), and Diane Guerrero (who voiced Isabela Madrigal) all performed. So did Latin pop stars Becky G and Luis Fonsi, who is best known for the song “Despacito”!

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Abuela from the Madrigal family in ‘Encanto’, which has won the Oscar for Best Animated Feature Film at the 94th annual Academy Awards Credit: Disney

The other Oscar nominees during the 94th Academy Awards, who were also nominated for the Oscar for Best Original Song, were the following:

We predicted in our 2022 Oscars predictions that Encanto would be winning both the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature Film (against competitors ) as well as the Academy Award for Best Original Song with “Dos Oruguitas”, and we’re pleased to say that we were right in the first category!


The Madrigal family: Luisa (voiced by Jessica Darrow), Isabela (voiced by Diane Guerrero), the matriarch Abuela Alma (voiced by MarĂ­a Cecilia Botero), Felix (voiceded by Mauro Castillo), Julieta (voiced by Angie Cepeda), Pepa (voiced by Carolina Gaitán), AgustĂ­n (voiced by Wilmer Valderrama), Camilo (voiced by Rhenzy Feliz), Antonio (voiced by Ravi Cabot-Conyers), and Dolores (voiced by Adassa) and Mirabel Madrigal (voiced by Stephanie Beatriz). John Leguizamo voices Bruno (not pictured). The Walt Disney Animation Studios movie ‘Encanto’ is directed by Charise Castro Smith. Credit:

Ariana DeBose has won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Maria in West Side Story; now the biggest questions will be about the Best Actress, Best Actor, and Best Film Oscars! Jessica Chastain is most likely going to win the Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role for her role in The Eyes of Tammy Faye, while CODA is likely to win Best Picture and Will Smith is very likely to win Best Actor in a Leading Role for his role in King Richard.

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Regina Hall, Amy Schumer and Wanda Sykes are taking the stage to co-host the 94th Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles and Hollywood. Credit: D23

Dune has won multiple Academy Awards tonight already as well, including Best Original Score, Best Cinematography, Best Visual Effects, Best Sound, Best Production Design, and Best Film Editing.

Are you watching the rest of the Academy Awards to see which celebrity will win Best Actress or Best Actor, and which movie will win the Oscar for Best Film — or did you only watch the Oscars red carpet to see the red carpet makeup, hair, and red carpet fashion on display?


About Sharon

Sharon is a writer and animal lover from New England. Sharon's two main focuses in her work are Disney's correlations with pop culture and the significance of Disney princesses (which was the basis for her college thesis). When she's not writing about Disney, Sharon spends her time singing, dancing, and cavorting with woodland creatures!

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