'Encanto' wins Grammys for Best Soundtrack
The Colombia-inspired film won in all three categories it was nominated.
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At the 65th Grammy Awards on Feb. 5, 2023, Encanto won Best Compilation Soundtrack, Best Song Written for Broadcast Media for "We Don't Talk About Bruno," and Best Soundtrack for Broadcast Media.
The composer of the soundtrack, Germaine Franco, thanked everyone present for the award won along with the film's team.
"Thank you all so much, the Academy and all the musicians... Half of the band you see playing today participated in the soundtrack," said Franco, a Mexican-American composer.
The film, directed by Byron Howard and Jared Bush, beat artists like Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift and Beyoncé in the category of Best Song Written for Broadcast Media with "We Don't Talk About Bruno," which has more than 500 million views on YouTube.
In the category of Best Soundtrack Compilation for Visual Media, Encanto also beat big series and films of the year like Elvis, West Side Story, Stranger Things 4 and Top Gun: Maverick.
The Disney animated tells the story of the Madrigals, a family that has been blessed with special gifts and powers, except for Mirabel, who is the only hope for the entire town when it is threatened.
When it was in theaters, the Encanto grossed $256 million, $96 million from the United States and Canada, and $160 million in the rest of the world, according to data published by Box Office Mojo.
The film is currently available on Disney+ for worldwide audiences.
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