After months of anticipation, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences gathered Hollywood’s moviemakers together to distribute Oscars for the 94th Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles–hosted by Amy Schumer, Wanda Sykes, and Regina Hall.
From West Side Story to Cruella several projects developed under the Walt Disney Company’s umbrella arrived with their nomination, including one for best original song: “Dos Oruguitas” by Lin Manuel Miranda for Disney’s Oscar-nominated animated musical Encanto. But the film’s most popular number was not nominated for the Academy Award. Instead, it was announced that the entire cast was going to give a live performance of the song “We Don’t Talk About Bruno” during Sunday’s telecast of the 94th Oscars. That performance has been captured, uploaded, and shared by a fan on youtube and you can watch it here:
One of the pivotal ensemble numbers of the movie, “We Don’t Talk About Bruno” is sung by Encanto cast members Stephanie Beatriz, Diane Guerrero, Rhenzy Feliz, Adassa, Carolina Gaitán, and Mauro Castillo. Encanto was also nominated for Academy Award for Best Animated Feature, and while initially receiving a theatrical release, it was extremely lackluster. Its story and Lin Manuel Miranda’s songs, like Oscar-nominated “Dos Oruguitas,” did not start its meteoric push of success until it dropped on Disney’s streaming service.
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It would arguably not have even been considered for an Oscar nomination if it were not for the Academy altering its requirements due to the COVID-19 pandemic keeping so many moviegoers out of the cinemas. Among the other songs nominated, Lin Manuel’s “Dos Oruguitas” is most notably going up against Billie Eilish’s song “No Time To Die,” written for the James Bond film of the same name.
We at Disney Fanatic would like to congratulate the entire Encanto team who worked on Walt Disney Animation’s latest hit.
Disney’s Encanto is available for streaming now on Disney+.