“Encanto”, the Disney film set in Colombia, confirmed this Tuesday the good feelings generated and won three Oscar nominations, in the categories of best-animated film, best soundtrack, and best original song.
Tied for three nominations with the also animated film “Flee” (Jonas Poher Rasmussen), the film directed by Byron Howard and Jared Bush will attend the event where the statuettes will be awarded great expectations.
“Encanto” is very well positioned with respect to its competitors in the category of best-animated film, in which copper will be beaten with “Luca”, “The Mitchells vs The Machines”, “Raya and the Last Dragon” and the aforementioned “Flee”.
The good omens with this animated musical film were also certified with the nomination for the song “Dos oruguitas”, composed by the Puerto Rican Lin-Manuel Miranda and sung by Sebastián Yatra, for best original song.
The Latin talent of Miranda and Yatra has been recognized with the nomination for “Dos oruguitas”, a song that Disney selected in its Oscar nomination with “Encanto”.
A decision that surprised me due to the success that another of the songs, inspired by Colombian folklore, which also sounds in the film, has also reaped since its premiere: “We don’t talk about Bruno”.
As for the soundtrack of “Encanto”, its composer, Germaine Franco, managed to enter the list of five finalists to win the award in that category.
The soundtracks of “The Power of the Dog” (a film that accumulates the most nominations), “Don’t Look Up”, “Dune” or “Parallel Mothers” make up the record of the rest of the candidates for this statuette.
“Encanto” thus continues in the race for the Oscars with three nominations, recognition from the public and international critics, and significant hopes placed on the decision of the Hollywood Academy on March 27.