Monday, April 15, 2024

Disney Makes a Huge Mistake with Mega Hit Song from “Encanto,” Which Won’t Be Getting an Oscar


I’m hearing Lin Manuel Miranda is a little upset and very disappointed.

His mega hit song, “We Don’t Talk About Bruno,” will not be nominated for an Academy Award. The reason? Disney never submitted it for Best Song from the movie, “Encanto.”

Instead, the song from “Encanto” on the Best Song shortlist is “Dos Oruguitas,” which translates into “we screwed up” (not really).

To make matters worse, “Bruno” is now the biggest single ever from a Disney movie, exceeding even “Let it Go” from “Frozen.”

“Bruno” is the biggest hit from a Disney animated movie in the past 26 years.

The song was written by Lin-Manuel Miranda and is sung by “Encanto” cast members Carolina Gaitán, Mauro Castillo, Adassa, Rhenzy Feliz, Diane Guerrero and Stephanie Beatriz.

Manuel has every reason to be angry. This year the Best Song category is tough, with tracks from Diane Warren & Reba MeEntire, U2, Beyonce, and the James Bond theme song, “No Time to Die.”

If “Bruno” had made the short list it would have definitely made the top 5 and possibly won based on its huge popularity. And there’s another problem: now “Surface Pressure” from “Encanto” has hit number 5, making it the second biggest hit from the soundtrack. The only hope for “Dos Oruguitas” is that voters think it means either “Bruno” or “Surface Pressure” and they just vote for it hoping it’s one of those!


Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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