Lin-Manuel Miranda On Why Encanto’s Bruno Isn’t At Oscars

Like, I know you glide around the house singing “We Don’t Talk About Bruno” at least three times a week.

And probably have “7-foot frame, rats along his back” constantly replaying over and over in your head.

Which is why so many Encanto fans were shocked when “Dos Oruguitas” received an Oscar nomination for Best Original Song over “Bruno” at this year’s Academy Awards.

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Sick that Disney submitted Dos Oroguitas for the Oscars instead of We Don’t Talk About Bruno. They’re both great songs but imagine the entire cast performing WDTAB live at the Oscars

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pissed off about the fact that we don’t talk about bruno isn’t getting an oscars performance like we really could’ve had the venue turn pink and diane guerrero entering the stage from the ceiling with flowers falling all around her and shit

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Well, the lyrical genius behind EncantoLin-Manuel Miranda, said he had a good reason for submitting “Dos Oruguitas” over “Bruno” for the Oscars nod.

“I’m still proud of ‘Dos Oruguitas’ as the submission,” Miranda 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.”

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“It’s the foundational story, but I’m not going to say it wasn’t hard [to choose],” he added.

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So there you have it, Encanto fans. Although many of us may disagree (because “Bruno” ain’t nothin’ if not a BOP), I stand by Lin-Manuel’s decision and agree that it does beautifully articulate the movie’s theme.

What was your favorite song from Encanto? Let us know in the comments below!

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