Disney was well represented during the 2014 Oscars last night with 4 nominations in various categories as well as a performance by Idina Menzel for the nominated song, “Let It Go”.
Of the 4 nominations, Disney fell short in the Animated Short category where “Get A Horse” took a backseat to the French short film “Mr. Hublot”. “The Lone Ranger” also lost in the Best Makeup and Hairstyling category to the film “Dallas Buyers Club”.
But Disney pulled in 2 Oscars in 2 major categories. “Frozen” won Best Animated Feature against “The Croods”, “Despicable Me 2″ and even the Disney distributed, and critically acclaimed, Miyazaki film, ”A Wind Rises”.
“Frozen” also took home an Academy Award for Best Original Song with “Let It Go” which was quite the feat considering that it went up against U2′s “Ordinary Love” from “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom”.
Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez accepted the award and made a reference to wanting to do a sequel to “Frozen” during their creative acceptance speech.
The nominees for Best Original Song were also invited to perform at the event which means Idina Menzel was in attendance and performed “Let It Go” in front of the star-studded crowd. Menzel tweeted earlier that she was starting to get the “Jitters” during rehearsal and it may have shown a bit during her performance.
She took to the stage looking glamorous after John Travolta butchered her name during her introduction (which I’m sure may have resonated with her). The song was altered to work within the time constraints of the event which made it seem a bit rushed.
“Frozen” fans took to social media with mixed feelings about the performance. Some of the comments on our Facebook page included:
I wish they hadn’t cut a verse, but otherwise, beautiful!
I wish she wasn’t rushed and could have sang the whole song. She has an amazing voice.
I loved it!! But yes she did seem nervous.
Overall, we think Disney was well represented and “Frozen” is proving to the industry that it’s the real deal and a true Disney classic.
What were your thoughts on last night’s event?