Another important movie song, “We Don’t Talk About Bruno” from Encanto, which was not even submitted by Disney and songwriter Lin-Manuel Miranda for consideration in the category, will be performed on the big show as part of the Best Original Song performers announced Tuesday for the 94th annual Academy Awards. Miranda is up for a nomination for “Dos Oruguitas,” another song from the same movie.
The word is spreading that this is planned to be a major highlight of the show, promoted as the first live performance of the song, which has topped music charts for weeks, according to promos running on ABC, an official press release today, and confirmation from producer Will Packer at the recently concluded Oscars press conference.
As well as in advertisements airing on ABC, a press statement issued today, and confirmation from producer Will Packer at the Oscars press conference that just ended. The idea that this will be a significant feature of the concert is starting to spread. It was promoted as the song’s debut live performance after weeks at the top of the charts.
Adassa, Stephanie Beatriz, Mauro Castillo, Carolina Gaitan, and Diane Guerrero, from the film Encanto, as well as Becky G and Luis Fonsi, will sing “We Don’t Talk About Bruno” during the Oscars, according to Packer, who explained why at today’s press conference.
“If there is a song that unites people this year it is this one, and that is kind of the epitome to me of what movies can do, because people of all stripes, ethnicities, ages, colors, backgrounds, around the world, are singing it ad nauseum, and we are going to help them out so they sing it a little bit more. Our apologies to the parents,” Packer laughed.
Sebastian Yatra will also perform “Dos Oruguitas,” another Encanto song that was nominated for an Oscar, so it won’t be the only Encanto song to be played during the ceremony. For Best Original Score and Best Animated Feature, the Disney movie is also up for nominations.
The 94th Academy Awards will take place on Sunday at the Dolby Theatre and will be broadcast live on ABC at 8 p.m. EDT/5 p.m. PDT in more than 200 countries around the world. There will be live closed captioning and audio descriptions accessible during the live broadcast, as well as American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation given by certified deaf interpreters.