Many of the races at the 2018 Academy Awards have been hotly contested, but the Best Animated Film has not been at the top of the list of debates. Unsurprisingly, Coco from Pixar Animation Studios won the category, beating Vincent van Gogh's lively biographical drama Loving Vincent, the gripping drama The Breadwinner, the gentle-bull children's comedy Ferdinand, and the intriguing baby comedy Boss Baby.
Coco is the nineteenth Pixar movie, and the second film he released in 2017, after Cars 3, which did not receive a nomination. The triumph makes director Lee Unkrich the fourth person to win twice in the Best Animated Feature Film since its inception in 2002. The three previous winners are also Pixar directors: Andrew Stanton (for Finding Nemo and WALL-E), Brad Bird (for The Incredibles and Ratatouille) and Pete Docter (for Up and Inside Out).
As in his BAFTA awards speech, after Coco won the award for the best animated feature of the British Film and Television Academy, Unkrich specifically cited his desire to contribute to a world where children of all races can see credible versions. of themselves on the screen. "Representation matters," he said, before handing over the microphone to Coco's voice star Anthony Gonzalez, who gave his own quick acceptance speech in Spanish.