“We Don’t Talk About Bruno” Makes Television Debut
During tonight’s 94th Academy Awards, producers proved that even the esteemed awards show could not avoid talking about the viral Encanto outcast, Bruno. Despite not receiving a nomination for Best Song, Encanto cast members joined with rapper Megan thee Stallion and pop singers Becky G and Luis Fonsi to perform “We Don’t Talk About Bruno” for its first official live performance.
WE DONT TALK ABOUT BRUNO NO NO NO 💃 pic.twitter.com/I4G1YvURaD
— ang (@notchenford) March 28, 2022
Introducing the cast, Bruno himself John Leguizamo introduced the celebratory moment. Stephanie Beatriz, the voice of Mirabel, led the ensemble of the film’s voice talent. Adassa (Dolores), Mauro Castillo (Pico), Carolina Gaitan (Pepa), and Diane Guerrero (Isbaela) rounded out the group to re-enact the multi-faceted scene.
We Just Keep Singing, Talking about Bruno
With dance portions that have gone viral in their own right thanks to thousands of videos on social media, tonight’s “Bruno” performers finally had their moment to join the popular sensation. They certainly didn’t disappoint with their incredible acting, vocal and dancing talents.
— Variety (@Variety) March 28, 2022
Written by Lin-Manuel Miranda, the song’s high-energy and deep irony rocketed it to the top of global charts for weeks. In fact, it only recently lost its top placement of the Billboard Hot 100 charts and currently sits at the 5th spot. Unfortunately, Miranda watched the awards at home due to his wife testing positive for COVID upon their arrival in Los Angeles earlier in the weekend.
Also performed at tonight’s Oscars, the emotional “Dos Oruguitas” is nominated for Best Original Song and may complete Lin-Manuel Miranda‘s EGOT as well as PEGOT. “Encanto” is also nominated for Best Animated Film and Best Score.
Films associated with the Walt Disney Company earned a total of 23 Academy Awards nominations this year. Steven Spielberg’s “West Side Story” leading the way with seven. Searchlight Pictures’ “Nightmare Alley” received four nominations, including Best Picture. Between Pixar Animation Studios and Walt Disney Animation Studios, Disney also held three of the spots in the Best Animated Feature Film category for “Encanto,” “Raya and the Last Dragon,” and Pixar’s “Luca.” So far, “Encanto” won for Best Animated Feature Film, Ariana DeBose won for Best Supporting Actress in a Feature Film for “West Side Story,” and “Cruela” won for Best Costume Design.
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