Coco has won the Oscar for the best-animated feature at the 90th Academy Awards, bringing to a close a stellar awards season run that saw the Pixar film take home almost every award for which it was nominated.
Directed by Lee Unkrich and co-directed by Adrian Molina, the Day of the Dead-themed feature was up against Loving Vincent, The Boss Baby, Ferdinand and The Breadwinner.
Coco follows Miguel Rivera, a 12-year-old boy who wants to be a musician but whose family, thanks to Miguel’s great-great-grandmother’s failed marriage to one, has a strict ban on the pursuit. Instead, the Rivera family have been shoemakers for generations, but Miguel borrows his idol Ernesto de la Cruz’s guitar and is teleported to the land of the dead.
Coco features voice acting from Mozart in the Jungle star Gael García Bernal and Anthony Gonzalez, the young actor who plays Miguel.
Coco won the awards for the best-animated movie at the Golden Globes, Baftas, New York Film Critics Circle and Producers Guild, as well as 11 of the animation-specialist Annie awards (including best-animated feature).
The film has proved a massive hit with audiences and critics, bringing in more than $730m worldwide, making it the second-highest-grossing animated feature of 2017, after Despicable Me 3.