Gael García Bernal’s performance of Coco’s “Remember Me” at the Oscars left many on social media crying over the emotional tone of the song. The song from the Disney animated film is up for best original song. The second half of the song was sung by Miguel. Gael, Natalia LaFourcade, and Miguel performed “Remember Me” from the animated movie “Coco” by Pixar.
The beautiful lyrics to “Remember Me” serve as a reminder that people remain in each other’s hearts. Even if they’re not physically together. It’s the perfect song for Coco, which tells the story of a boy — also named Miguel — who ends up in the Land of the Dead after a Día de los Muertos celebration goes awry.
In addition to “Remember Me’s” nomination for Best Original Song, Coco earned a nomination for Best Animated Feature. If the song wins an Oscar, the songwriters Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez — who also wrote “Let it Go” — will win the award.
Here are some reactions on social media to the performance of Remember Me from Coco at the Oscars.
— Nina Vaca (@ninavaca) March 5, 2018
I finally recovered from Coco and that Oscar performance just set me back a solid 3 months emotionally
— Jennifer Owens (@jenniferowens_) March 5, 2018
— SandyLo (@sandralo17) March 5, 2018
Watching the performance of Remember Me at the Oscars reminds me of how much I love Coco Hope it wins Best Animated Picture!#Oscar2018
— Erica Haff (@haffgirl14) March 5, 2018
I need to see Coco again. It was probably one of the most beautiful animated films I’ve ever seen. #Oscars90
— Regina Phalange (@kristawesome) March 5, 2018
— Brianna Arriaga (@BriArri) March 5, 2018
Despite his family’s baffling generations-old ban on music, Miguel (voice of newcomer Anthony Gonzalez) dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz (voice of Benjamin Bratt). Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead following a mysterious chain of events. Along the way, he meets charming trickster Hector (voice of Gael García Bernal), and together, they set off on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel’s family history.
The voice cast also includes Renée Victor, Ana Ofelia Murguía, Jaime Camil, Sofía Espinosa, Luis Valdez, Lombardo Boyar, Edward James Olmos, Alanna Ubach, Selene Luna, Alfonso Arau, Herbert Siguenza, Octavio Solis, Gabriel Iglesias, Cheech Marin, and Blanca Araceli. Directed by Lee Unkrich (Toy Story 3), co-directed by Adrian Molina (story artist Monsters University) and produced by Darla K. Anderson (Toy Story 3). Coco features an original score from Oscar-winning composer Michael Giacchino (Up, Rogue One) and additional songs co-written by Germaine Franco (Dope, Shovel Buddies) and Molina. Also part of the team is musical consultant Camilo Lara of the music project Mexican Institute of Sound.
What did you think of the performance of “Remember Me” from Coco at the Oscars? Do you think it should win best original song at the Oscars? Let us know in the comments section.
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Author: Shawn Rice