The Academy Awards included performances from every nominee for Best Original Song. Of course, this meant that Coco's "Remember Me" performance was included, and it was a pleasantly understated celebration of everything about the popular animated film.
Performers from the film's soundtrack, Gael García Bernal, Miguel, and Natalia LaFourcade, took to the stage as they sang one of the movie's popular tracks. The performance started with a slow croon from Bernal, who voiced the character of Hector in the movie. Things then moved into quicker territory with Miguel and LaFourcade singing as the set burst into an astounding array of colors that rivaled those even in Coco.
Bernal talked about his performance before the ceremony, and expressed some slight nerves over it. It is in front of all of the guests at the Academy Awards, and you know, the world, after all. "When I heard that the song was nominated I was like, 'Oh, my God!' I was happy, but I was a bit in shock because I thought, 'OK, they're going to make me sing the song," he told E!.
In terms of his performance, he just said that he was "hoping for the best" during it. And the Mozart in the Jungle star definitely did bring it during his Coco performance.
Many Twitter users couldn't help but comment on the astounding performance during the Oscars. Check out some of their thoughts on it below.
Makin' A Splash
Journalist Julia Boorstin said that the performance made a splash at the Oscars with the lovely performance.
Here For It
Another Twitter user was here for the Coco performance, like many other enthusiastic fans.
Teen Vogue writer Gabe Bergado was also totally moved by the performance.
Another user couldn't help but share a .gif that really said everything about how they felt about the performance.
It Was Everything
One Twitter user beautifully summed up just why the "Remember Me" rendition was so moving for so many.
The performance was kind of off for some, however, because of the sexual harassment allegations against singer Miguel. In December 2017, the allegations against him resurfaced, according to the Track Record. The publication noted that the accusations against him have been long-standing but only resurfaced in a recent interview that he did with Spin magazine. In March 2017, a college student named Xian Bass alleged in an Instagram post that Miguel "forcibly grabbed her breast and removed it from her shirt in a club."
Miguel's representative later released a statement to Spin, which included a denial of the allegations. His statement read,
“I felt I had already addressed how bizarre and twisted this accusation was when I was asked about it in March. Her story of what transpired is not accurate and the accusation is unfair and unwarranted.”
So, while he is included on the film's soundtrack, some pointed out that his inclusion in the film's very celebratory moment felt out of place.
Elsewhere during the Oscars, Coco had plenty of reasons to celebrate. Not only did "Remember Me" win the Oscar for Best Original Song, but the film also managed to snag the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature. It was a heavy favorite for the prize heading into the event, where it went up against the likes of The Boss Baby, The Breadwinner, and Loving Vincent. And many fans also went wild on Twitter for the film's fantastic wins at Hollywood ceremony.
So, besides some controversy related to one of the performance's singers, the "Remember Me" rendition and Coco overall were both beloved by many during the Academy Awards.