The urge to talk about Bruno proved too much for Oscars 2022. On Wednesday, the Academy announced that this year’s TV show will feature the first live performance of Encantohit made history of“We’re not talking about Bruno.”
While the recognition of a song has topped Billboard 200 and became the unofficial soundtrack of TikTok movie seems like a no-brainer, its inclusion in the program was not guaranteed. That’s because “We’re not talking about Bruno” not enough condition give Oscar Best Original Song, because Disney didn’t even submit the track for review. Instead, the studio opted to bet on the rustic Spanish-language ballad “Dos Oruguitas,” did guaranteed a nomination in the category.
Oscar rules mandate that a studio submit only two tracks from any given film for best original song, a guideline that came after the composer Alan Menken and late lyricist Howard Ashman dominate the category with word-earth worms Beauty and the Beast and Little Mermaid in the early 90s. Submissions for catalogs must be made before November 1– Last week Encantohits theaters and launches Disney+ later in late December. Lin-Manuel Mirandawho wrote both songs, explained Disney’s decision to send “Dos Oruguitas” in an interview with E! News. “For us, ‘Dos Oruguitas’ is really the heart of the movie. That’s at the heart of Abuela’s story and, in turn, the stories of others,” he said.
If this selection succeeds and Miranda wins, Encanto will earn him EGOT status. It competes with peers nominated for Best Original Song Beyoncé Knowles-Carter“Be Alive” by King Richard, Van Morrison“Down To Joy” by Belfast, Billie Eilish and Finneas O’Connell“No Time To Die” by There’s no time to dieand “Somehow You Do” by Diane Warren from Four good days.
In addition to honoring “Bruno’s” foothold with the public, the Oscars will honor the 60th anniversary of James Bond and the 50th anniversary of James Bond. Godfather when the Oscars broadcast live on March 27.
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