The Oscars will talk about Bruno, yes, yes, yes.
The 94th Academy Awards, which will take place on March 27, will feature the first live performance of “We Don’t Talk About Bruno,” the breakout sensation from Disney’s animated musical “Encanto.” This year’s telecast will also include tributes to “James Bond” and “The Godfather,” which is turning 50.
“We Don’t Talk About Bruno,” a group number in which the family Madrigal laments about their estranged relative, Bruno, isn’t nominated at this year’s Oscars. In fact, the musical-theater bop was not even in the running for best original song because Disney decided to instead submit the love-song “Dos Oruguitas” for awards consideration.
Lin-Manuel Miranda, who wrote the music for “Encanto,” has defended the decision to push “Dos Oruguitas” instead of “We Don’t Talk About Bruno.”
“I’m still proud of ‘Dos Oruguitas’ as the submission,” Miranda previously told Variety. “When those are the parameters, you have to pick the thing that best exemplifies the spirit of the movie, and it contains all of it inside this song – as opposed to a journey of a particular character. It’s the foundational story, but I’m not going to say it wasn’t hard [to choose].”
Amy Schumer, Regina Hall and Wanda Sykes will host this year’s Academy Awards.
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