The nominees for the 94th Academy Awards are finally here and it looks like the Oscars 2022 don't want to talk about Bruno, either. Fans of the Disney feature Encanto have expressed their disappointment over how We Don't Talk About Bruno was not nominated for Best Song. So why was the catchy track featuring the entire cast snubbed by the Oscars? As it turns out, there's a valid reason!
According to Variety, the real reason why We Don't Talk About Bruno was not nominated is that Disney didn't submit the song for consideration. It is believed that the studio didn't want to split the vote for Encanto by submitting multiple songs from the soundtrack.
We Don't Talk About Bruno is performed by the Encanto cast including Carolina Gaitán - La Gaita, Mauro Castillo, Adassa, Rhenzy Feliz, Diane Guerrero, and Stephanie Beatriz. The song was written by Lin-Manuel Miranda and features the members of the Madrigal family explaining to Mirabel why they don't discuss her estranged uncle.
Although We Don't Talk About Bruno was not nominated for Best Song, Encanto still scored several Oscar nominations. The film is up for Best Animated Feature and Best Original Score for Germaine Franco. In addition to that, the film could still win Best Song for Dos Oruguitas which is also written by Lin-Manuel Miranda and performed by Sebastián Yatra.
Encanto follows the Madrigals, a Colombian family whose members each possess a magical ability or "gift" which they use to help the people in their town. Mirabel is the only Madrigal who does not have a special gift and she set out to find out why in an effort to unlock her own magical powers.
The 94th Academy Awards will take place at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California on March 27, 2022.