Coco wins best animated feature at Oscars 2018

Jenna Warner
March 6, 2018

Unkrich served as a co-director for the film. Marginalized people deserve to feel like they belong. A commercial success in many markets, "Coco" earned the distinction of being the highest-grossing film of all-time in Mexico, where the film is set.

The creators of Academy Award-winning Coco are making the headlines for all of the right reasons as they cited their same-sex relationships and the importance of representation in a moving speech. From Best Foreign Language Film to Best Animated Feature, there are a handful of Latin Americans up for awards this year.

It was a risky bet in a year that saw Donald Trump become USA president after a campaign laced with anti-Mexican rhetoric.

The movie also took home the first place prize for Best Original Song, "Remember Me". Since then, Pixar has won the trophy nine times, for Coco, Inside Out, Brave, Toy Story 3, Up, Wall-E, Ratatouille, The Incredibles and Finding Nemo. As expected, Pixar Animation Studios' Coco won the category, beating out the animated Vincent van Gogh biographical drama Loving Vincent, the passionate drama The Breadwinner, the gentle-bull kids' comedy Ferdinand, and the scheming-baby comedy Boss Baby. The song, which was written and composed by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez (the same songwriters behind Frozen), was presented to the star-studded audience by the movie's lead, Bernal, and Miguel and LaFourcade who contributed to the soundtrack.

He added, "We've seen it with 'Coco, ' we've seen it with 'Black Panther, ' and I think you're going to see it with a lot of other films in the future". 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. But "Coco", a musical adventure centering on Mexico's Day of the Dead traditions, was widely expected to win the 2018 award.

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