“Coco”, by American Lee Unkrich, won in London today the Bafta for the best animated film at the 71st edition of the British Film and Television Academy Awards.
The film, inspired by the Mexican holiday of the Day of the Dead and which has raised more than 715 million dollars (576 million euros) worldwide, surpassed “Loving Vincent” by Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchman, and “My Life as a Courgette “(” My Life as a Courgette “), by Claude Barras.
“Thanks to the British Academy for the support, it is a huge honor, thank you all for believing in this unique story, and thanks also to the people of Mexico for their tradition, which has inspired me and without which I would not have gone ahead. history, “assured Unkrich visibly moved after receiving the award.
“People have to be proud of where it is, I hope we have managed to make a difference and that this is only the beginning,” added the American, who received the ‘mask’ from Edward Holcroft and Tom Taylor.
“Coco”, which has the voices of Gael García Bernal, Alfonso Arau and Gabriel Iglesias, won last January the Golden Globe for best animated film -it was also nominated for best original song, for “Remember Me” – and will compete next March 4 for the Oscar in these same categories.