Coco wins Best Animated Feature at Oscars

Glen Norman
March 6, 2018

Not only did they perform "Remember Me", but the track also won an Oscar for Best Original Song. With Coco, we tried to take a step forward toward a world where all children can grow up seeing characters in movies that look and talk and live like they do.

The film beat out fellow nominees The Boss Baby, The Breadwinner, Ferdinand, and Loving Vincent.

Pixar's colorful Day of the Dead-inspired Coco won the Oscar for Best Animated Feature at the 90th Academy Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday. "Representation matters", he said, before ceding the microphone to Coco voice star Anthony Gonzalez, who gave his own quick acceptance speech in Spanish.

The Oscar for best animated feature was first presented in 2001. Marginalized people deserve to feel like they belong.

Onstage, Anderson called Coco "proof that art can connect and change the world, this can only be done when we have a place for everyone and anyone who feels like an "other" to be heard". Miguel wants be a famous musician like his idol Ernesto de la Cruz, but is born into a family which has barred any association with music for generations. The film follows Miguel on a journey as he learns more about his ancestors and family history while telling the story of Mexican culture.

"When we began making this movie six years ago, it was a very different political climate", he said at a gala premiere in Mexico City in October.

"Coco" was widely considered the front-runner in the animation category, taking home a Golden Globe and sweeping the Annie Awards with 11 wins.

It became the biggest hit of all time in Mexico and grossed more than $730 million worldwide.

The film's vocal cast includes Gael Garcia Bernal, Benjamin Bratt, Edward James Olmos, Renee Victor and Cheech Marin.

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