Celebrate Disney’s Academy Award Nominations with the Latest Episode of “What’s Up, Disney+”

It’s once again time for a brand new episode of What’s Up, Disney+. This week, our hosts celebrate Disney+ Academy Award nominations, hear from the cast of Marvel Studios' Moon Knight, and so much more!

What’s Happening:

  • This week’s What’s Up, Disney+ has dropped, and the latest episode sees hosts Jenny Lorenzo and Andre Meadows introducing the show in their finest Oscars attire.
  • They go over the various Disney films that are are nominated for an Academy Award this year, including:
    • Luca – Animated Feature Film
    • Encanto – Animated Feature Film
    • Raya and the Last Dragon – Animated Feature Film
    • Cruella – Costume Design and Hair & Makeup Styling
    • Encanto – Music (Original Score) Germaine Franco
    • “Dos Oruguitas” from Encanto – Music (Original Song) Lin-Manuel Miranda
    • Free Guy – Visual Effects
    • Shang Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings – Visual Effects
    • Summer of Soul – Documentary Feature
    • West Side Story – 7 Different Nominations

  • Up next, the cast of West Side Story talk about what it was like filming the iconic musical, which is now a Best Picture nominee.
  • Featured are Rita Morena (Valentina), David Alvarez (Bernando), Mike Faist (Riff), Brian D’Arcy James (Officer Krupke), Rachel Zegler (Maria) and Ariana DeBose (Anita).
  • The awards don’t stop there however, as the cast and crew of various Oscar nominated movies share some special messages including Byron Howard (co-director of Encanto), Jared Bush (writer and co-director of Encanto), Don Hall (co-direct of Raya and the Last Dragon), Carlos Lopez Estrada (co-direct of Raya and the Last Dragon), Enrico Casarosa (director of Luca) and Andrea Warren (producer of Luca).

  • Following that, the hosts go over some of the latest news from the world of Disney+.
  • And finally, we get a brief look at Marvel Studios’ Moon Knight directly from the cast, including Oscar Isaac (Moon Knight), May Calamawy (Layla El-Faouly) and Ethan Hawke (Arthur Harrow).
  • Of course, all of these Oscar nominated films are now available to stream on Disney+.
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