Prior to Sunday night’s Academy Awards, Pixar films had made up half of all winners in the category, which dates back to 2001. Throw in the wins for “Frozen,” “Zootopia,” and “Big Hero 6” and the award hasn’t gone to a Disney-affiliated production since Gore Verbinski’s “Rango” in 2011.
Accepting the second Oscar of his career, co-director Lee Unkrich said, “The biggest thank you of all to the people of Mexico. ‘Coco’ would not exist without your endlessly beautiful culture and traditions. 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. Marginalized people deserve to feel like they belong. Representation matters.”
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