The award marked the second Oscar for director Lee Unkrich, who previously won the category for "Toy Story 3". "Films can resonate across the world and you see that with Coco, with Black Panther, and I think you'll see more in the future". Marginalized people deserve to feel like they belong.
The rest of the speeches drove that particular theme home: The other two people on stage - Adrian Molina, Coco's co-director, and Darla K. Anderson, Coco's producer - thanked their same-sex spouses.
"A lot of things started to be said about Mexico and about Mexican-Americans that was unacceptable", he said. His mother is from Jalisco, Mexico and his father is half-Mexican and grew up in California.
It also was a box-office smash, experiencing the fourth best Thanksgiving weekend ever with an estimated $72.9 million.
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The movie tells the story of Miguel, a young boy who longs to be a musician but is growing up in a family where music is forbidden because of a mysterious secret from the past. Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead following a mysterious chain of events.
It's been described as a love letter to Mexican culture and the holiday known as Day of the Dead, which honors relatives who have died.
Gael García Bernal went from presenting last year to performing this year, and he couldn't be more excited!
"Coco" also was praised for its music.