Oscars: 'Coco's' "Remember Me" Wins Best Original Song
Disney's 'Coco' took home its second Oscar of the night.
"Remember Me" from Coco took home the Oscar for best original song on Sunday night.
"We were going to go for the jet-ski but we're from Brooklyn," songwriter Kristen Anderson-Lopez said in opening her acceptance speech with husband Robert Lopez, joking about host Jimmy Kimmel's earlier offer of a jet-ski for the shortest speech of the night.
Anderson-Lopez began by noticing how diverse the category's nominees were, representing many cultures and having an almost 50-50 gender representation. "This helps us imagine a world where all the categories look like this one," she said.
Following her recognition, her husband gave thanks for their team and their family. Mary Poppins Returns' Lin-Manuel Miranda and Emily Blunt presented the award.
Gael Garcia Bernal, Miguel and Natalia Lafourcade performed the song onstage earlier in the night.
The other nominees included “Mighty River” from Mudbound, performed by Mary J. Blige; “Mystery of Love” from Call Me by Your Name, performed by Sufjan Stevens; “This Is Me” from The Greatest Showman, performed by Kaela Settle; and “Stand Up for Something” from Marshall, performed by Common and Andra Day (and for which renowned songwriter Diane Warren earned her ninth Oscar nomination in the category).