The 90th Academy Awards will be held on Sunday, March 4, 2018, with Pixar Animation Studios honored in three different categories – Coco: Best Animated Feature and Best Original Song, LOU: Best Animated Short.
Each year musicians are invited on-stage to perform songs nominated in the Best Original Song category. This year, the academy announced, that Gael García Bernal (voice of Hector), Miguel, and Natalia LaFourcade will take the stage to perform the Oscar-nominated song “Remember Me” from Pixar’s Coco; music and lyrics by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez.
In addition to lending his voice to “Coco,” Bernal’s credits include the Oscar-winning films “Babel” (2006) and “The Motorcycle Diaries” (2004), as well as the Oscar-nominated films “No” (2012), “El Crimen del Padre Amaro” (2002), “Y Tu Mamá También (2002) and “Amores Perros” (2000).
LaFourcade is a Mexican pop-rock singer. She’s been nominated for four Grammy Awards®, and won in 2016 for “Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album.” Miguel won a Grammy Award in 2013 for his song “Adorn,” and has been nominated an additional 10 times. He and LaFourcade teamed to record the end-credit version of “Remember Me,” with Miguel and Steve Mostyn producing.
“We’re excited to have these talented artists showcase the powerful contribution music makes to filmmaking,” said De Luca and Todd. “It’s a privilege to welcome them to the 90th Oscars stage.”
After the announcement, we began thinking of the composition of the performance, which we believe will open with Gael García Bernal performing the lullaby version of “Remember Me” followed by the film’s end-credit version of the tune performed by Miguel and Natalia LaFourcade (see videos below).
The 90th Oscars will be held on Sunday, March 4, 2018, at the Dolby Theatre® at Hollywood & Highland Center® in Hollywood, and will be broadcast live on the ABC Television Network at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT.