‘Into the Unknown’ Loses the Oscar for Best Original Song, Shocking Disney Fans

The biggest night in the film industry brought some pretty important wins for Disney, Pixar, Marvel, and Lucasfilm. Avengers: Endgame and The Rise of Skywalker earned nominations in the Best Visual Effects category, while Toy Story 4 took him the Oscar for Best Animated Film.

Idina Menzel took the Oscar stage, performing one of the songs from Frozen 2. Here’s what fans are saying about this movie and its recognition from the award show.

Idina Menzel of 'Frozen 2'
Idina Menzel of ‘Frozen 2’ | Nathan Congleton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images

‘Into the Unknown’ from ‘Frozen 2’ earned a nomination at the Oscars

This past year was a pretty big year for Disney. Avengers: Endgame became the movie with the highest box office sales. Reimagined adaptations like Aladdin, Dumbo, and The Lion King premiered in theaters. Disney also released the sequel to its 2013 blockbuster, Frozen.

One song from this movie, “Into the Unknown,” even earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Song. This song was nominated alongside “I Can’t Let You Throw Yourself Away” from Toy Story 4. Although, some Disney fans were surprised that “Spirit” from the photo-real adaptation of The Lion King did not earn a nomination. (The song earned nominations are the Grammy Awards and the Golden Globes.)

Some suspected that “Into the Unknown” could win in this category. However, the award went to “I’m Gonna (Love Me Again” from the motion picture entitled Rocketman. Regardless, Frozen 2 was well represented at the award show, with Josh Gad having a moment to crack jokes and Idina Menzel singing a song from the sequel.

Idina Menzel performed ‘Into the Unknown’ from ‘Frozen 2’ at the 2020 Academy Awards

Although “Into the Unknown” did not win the Academy Award for Best Original Song, Frozen 2 fans from across the globe celebrated a pretty big win at this award ceremony. Idina Menzel and Aurora performed against a background from the animated film, along with the voices of the character, Elsa, from across the globe.

The performers included voices from Norway, Denmark, Poland, Russia, Spain, and Thailand, showcasing the magnitude of Disney’s animated sequel. As a result, some fans took to social media, congratulating Idina Menzel on her performance. Others shared that languages and performers they wished were included.

Fans reacted to ‘Into the Unknown’ on social media

Although “Into the Unknown” did not receive the Oscar Award for Best Original Song, some fans still shared their support on social media. That is especially true after Idina Menzel and Aurora performed live.

“Josh Gad intro-ing her with ‘Idina Menzel, pronounced EXACTLY like it is spelled,’ made me laugh,” one Twitter user said.

“Idina Menzel employing all my best karaoke tricks (making my friends go up with me, pulling the microphone away on a hard note,)” another Twitter user said. Fans can still listen to “Into the Unknown” and the rest of the Frozen 2 soundtrack on Spotify, Apple Music, and most major streaming platforms.

Frozen 2 will presumably launch on Disney+ within the coming months. Until then, fans can watch the original animated movie on Disney’s streaming platform. To learn more about Disney+ and to subscribe, visit their website.