We Don’t Talk About Bruno live performance coming to Oscars 2022

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The producer and hosts of the Oscars are promising a crowd-pleasing evening of escape and celebration. Plus, one second that is certain to be a household favourite.

LOS ANGELES — James Bond didn’t get an Oscar nomination this year, however that doesn’t imply that he gained’t be a part of the ceremony.

It’s the sixtieth anniversary of the primary 007 film, in spite of everything, and the fiftieth anniversary of “The Godfather” and people landmarks won’t go uncelebrated Sunday on the 94th Oscars.

“We have some surprises around that. Wink, wink,” Will Packer, who’s producing the present, stated Thursday.

It’s all a part of the overriding theme of the year: “Movie lovers unite.”

“Movies are the one thing that actually do unite so many of us as a global community,” Packer stated. “Movies make you feel something, they inspire you, they make you aspire.”

Packer was joined by hosts Regina Hall and Wanda Sykes, director Glenn Weiss, co-producer Shayla Cowan, Oscars manufacturing designer David Korins and musical director Adam Blackstone to preview the ceremony, which is simply days away.

Amy Schumer, who’s the third host of the night, was not current however had a message that her colleagues delivered: “Don’t worry, it’s not COVID.”

They promised a crowd-pleasing evening of escape and celebration, together with a performance of the hit “Encanto” track “We Don’t Talk About Bruno.” Latin music powerhouses Luis Fonsi and Becky G will be a part of members of the movie’s cast throughout a performance of the Lin-Manuel Miranda hit, which soared to No. 1 on the Billboard charts, the academy stated.

Despite the success of “We Don’t Talk About Bruno,” it will not vie for an Oscar on Sunday. The Spanish-language track “Dos Oruguitas” is nominated for greatest unique track.

And whereas there may not be a Glenn Close “Da Butt” repeat deliberate, Sykes laughed that they talked about having Dame Judi Dench “do the worm.”

The present is aiming to recuperate from final year’s scores low and have made drastic strides to hold the runtime to three hours, together with the controversial determination to hand out eight awards earlier than the present and edit into the live telecast.

“We’re going to make sure that everybody has their moment,” Packer stated. “It’s about celebrating the most talented people and what they do.”

They may also return to the custom of ending the evening with the perfect image class after final year’s experiment closing on greatest actor. And, Packer stated, although they’ve introduced a military of high-profile presenters, from Lady Gaga to Bill Murray, that they haven’t essentially revealed but who can be presenting the perfect image award.

As for the hosts, Sykes stated they need “everyone to have a good time” but aren’t “going to trash anyone … none of us are mean spirited.”

The three girls will open the present collectively but additionally get solo moments to shine.

Packer stated they are going to acknowledge the state of the world respectfully, together with the pandemic and the conflict, however that he desires the night to be in the beginning “a celebration, a launch, an escape for individuals who actually need it.”

Behind the scenes, the pandemic remains to be prime of thoughts for these concerned, particularly after reviews that some obtained COVID-19 after attending the BAFTAs in London. The Academy is requiring each attendee to submit two damaging PCR exams earlier than the present. Audience members even have to be vaccinated.

“We want to make sure that everybody is safe coming to the show,” stated Packer, who declined to speak about whether or not he knew of any particular person nominees who had COVID-19. “We have a lot of protocols in place … We want to pull off a show that keeps everyone safe.”

The Oscars can be broadcast live Sunday on ABC starting at 8 p.m. EDT.