Lin-Manuel Miranda was not readily available to just accept Oscar accolades Sunday evening, however his work was actually well-represented, as his tune “We Don’t Discuss About Bruno” offered the Academy Awards telecast one among its splashier moments, uniting voice-cast members from “Encanto” with further high music stars.
It’s nearly unprecedented for a tune that would have been nominated for the most effective authentic tune Oscar however wasn’t to get a efficiency on the Oscars. That’s nonetheless what occurred for the 2022 present, as Miranda’s extra somber ballad, “Dos Oruguitas,” was what bought nominated by Disney from “Encanto,” and finally nominated. However it’s the romp “We Don’t Discuss About Bruno” that unexpectedly grew to become a multi-week No. 1 pop hit, and it was near a fait accompli that “Bruno” could be the tune the Academy, the “Encanto” camp and households all over the world would need to see on the present.
As an ensemble quantity, “Bruno” set a Billboard document for the most important variety of major artists named on a No. 1 Sizzling 100 single, with Adassa (who voiced Dolores), Stephanie Beatriz (Mirabel), Mauro Castillo (Felix), Carolina Gaitan (Pepa) and Diane Guerrero (Isabela) all receiving high billing on the tune. All have been current and accounted for within the Oscar efficiency — after which some, as they have been joined by two particular visitors from the Latin music world, Luis Fonsi (of “Despacito” fame) and Becky G, and a shock look by rapper Megan Thee Stallion and percussionist Sheila E.
The lyrics have been edited barely, to the dismay of the “Encanto” trustworthy, however the colourful efficiency offered the type of sparkle and spectacle that the present wanted going into its third hour of broadcast.
Miranda introduced Saturday that he wouldn’t be capable to attend the present to cheer on the “Encanto” solid or decide up any potential awards, as a consequence of his spouse having examined constructive for COVID-19.
“Made it to Hollywood… This weekend, my spouse examined + for COVID,” he tweeted Saturday afternoon. “She’s doing advantageous. Youngsters & I’ve examined , however out of warning, I received’t be going to the Oscars tomorrow evening. Cheering for my TickTickBoom & Encanto households w my circle of relatives, alongside all of you, ALL of you.”
Replied actor Mark Hamill, “Wishing you & your loved ones all the most effective … I’ve been to the Oscars twice & they’re MUCH extra enjoyable from dwelling.”
“Encanto” got here into the ceremony with three nominations, one for Miranda for greatest authentic tune for “Dos Oruguitas” and two extra for authentic rating and animated characteristic. His directorial debut, “Tick, Tick… Growth!,” was additionally up for 2 Oscars, although neither was for Miranda himself. A lot consideration was paid to Miranda’s “Encanto” tune nod, with a win in that class being what was wanted to formally push him into EGOT standing.