Miguel will be taking the stage at the 90th Academy Awards this year, and when the singer does so, he’ll have an entire nation of people on the back of his mind. When speaking with Ryan Seacrest from E! Online – who’s currently in the spotlight for alleged sexual misconduct – the singer revealed the importance of representing the Latino community.
The singer will be performing his track, “Remember Me,” which is an Oscar-nominated song from the film, Coco – a global success commercially and critically. The movie was acclaimed for its accurate and respectful depiction of Latin culture.
As you may know, the film’s success as an authentic representation of Latin culture comes at a time when diversity is valued in Hollywood more than anything else.
The singer explained that the film’s reflection of the Latin community made it incredibly meaningful as well as symbolic. He said, “it’s incredibly meaningful, man.”
The possible-Oscar-winner said it means a lot to him and it’s important to represent all of the Latinos out there. He repeated, “I’m honored. I’m honored.”
The singer added it was an incredible song and couldn’t think of any other reason to make an appearance at the Oscars. As for what else the movie might win, Coco was nominated for several awards including Best Animated Feature.
Miguel believes the film resonated with so many because of its ability to depict the need for family and respecting an individual’s origins.
The singer even admitted the film had him crying for “two hours afterward” because it was “that good.” However, as it was previously reported, Disney came under fire for attempting to copyright a Spanish phrase, an action met with widespread condemnation.