Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez have won Best Original Song at the 90th Academy Awards. Their track “Remember Me” was written for Pixar/Disney’s Coco, the animated picture about young Miguel, who dreams of becoming an accomplished musician.
This is the second time the husband-and-wife duo have picked up the accolade, having won the award back in 2014 for Frozen’s “Let It Go”. Other artists nominated for this years award included Sufjan Stevens, Mary J. Blige and Raphael Saadiq and Common. The track which was performed by Gael García Bernal, Natalia LaFourcade and Miguel has already picked up 993,634 streams on Spotify. With a 47,000 increase in playlist followers in seven days and a feature on ‘100 Greatest Movie Soundtracks’, it is very likely to surpass 1 million following its Oscars success (TalentAI).
Coco, which was directed by Lee Unkrich and co-directed by Adrian Molina, also won the Oscar for Best Animated Feature.