Fingers crossed that the academy shows Lin some love on Oscar night!
The 94th Academy Awards are set to take place on March 27, and a whole bunch of talented people are in the running for Oscars. The category of Best Original Song has some especially impressive nominees this year.
To finish off the list, Lin-Manuel Miranda is one of the songwriters who has been recognized in the Best Original Song category.
Here are 14 reasons why Lin should get this Oscar, IMHO.
The win would bring Lin to EGOT status.
He’s been here before.
Encanto has been wildly popular since its release, thanks in large part to Lin’s music.
“Dos Oruguitas” sounds amazing.
The song also has a really touching theme.
“Dos Oruguitas” showcases Lin’s storytelling ability through song.
The Oscar has been a dream of Lin’s for a long time.
Lin did his homework for the music of Encanto.
Encanto‘s music has sparked important conversations amongst families around the world.
Lin wrote “Dos Oruguitas” in Spanish to better tell Abuela’s story.
The song made waves on the charts.
Aside from “Dos Oruguitas,” other Encanto music has been exceedingly triumphant for Disney.
Lin brought together a talented Latinx group for Encanta, including Germaine Franco, who scored the film.
Lastly, Lin made a tough (but appropriate) decision in submitting “Dos Oruguitas” for Oscar consideration.
Good luck to Lin and all the gifted nominees on Oscar night!