Let’s speak about “Bruno” and why the viral “Encanto” track wasn’t up for any awards on the Oscars.
WASHINGTON — Anyone who tunes into the Oscars will definitely wind up speaking about “Bruno.”
The 94th Academy Awards will feature the first live performance of “We Don’t Talk About Bruno,” starring members of the “Encanto” cast and Latin music powerhouses Becky G and Luis Fonsi.
Despite the track’s viral success (the official music video has more than 350 million views on YouTube), it will not vie for an Oscar on Sunday. Instead, the film’s Spanish-language track “Dos Oruguitas” is nominated for finest authentic track.
While “We Don’t Talk About Bruno” has turned the highest-charting track from a Disney animated movie in additional than 26 years, nobody knew simply how wildly profitable it could be when it was time to submit an authentic track for consideration on the Oscars. That resolution needed to be made by Nov. 1 and the film did not come out till Nov. 24.
Lin-Manuel Miranda, who wrote the songs for “Encanto,” told Variety’s Awards Circuit Podcast he does not remorse submitting “Dos Oruguitas” over “Bruno” for Oscars consideration.
“When those are the parameters, you have to pick the thing that best exemplifies the spirit of the movie, and ‘Dos Oruguitas’ contains all of it inside this song – as opposed to a journey of a particular character. It’s the foundational story of how all of them got their gifts…but I’m not going to say it wasn’t hard [to pick one],” Miranda informed Variety.
The “Hamilton” creator added that the track’s viral success was an enormous shock and that “never in a million years” would he have figured “Bruno” can be the hit above all of the others on the soundtrack.
Colombian singer-songwriter Sebastián Yatra will carry out the Oscar-nominated “Dos Oruguitas” throughout Sunday’s present. The ceremony can even characteristic performances by Beyoncé, Billie Eilish and different nominees for finest authentic track.