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"Coco" Won Best Animated Feature At The Oscars And Now I'm Crying With Proud Tears Of Joy

"Marginalized people deserve to feel like they belong. Representation matters."

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Coco, the Disney-Pixar animated film about Mexico's Dia de los Muertos, took home the Oscar for Best Animated Feature and people were damn proud.

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Co-Director Lee Unkrich dedicated the film's Oscar win to Mexico and delivered this powerful statement: "With Coco we tried to take a step forward toward a world where all children can see 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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People were feeling incredibly proud about seeing Coco's success at the Oscars:

It might be just a movie. But as a kid born in Mexico, who grew up on the border, whose parents still only speak Spanish, who's been subjected to Mexican stereotypes for so long, I can't overstate how much Coco means to me. #Oscars90

AS A LITTLE MEXICAN KID WHO PLAYS GUITAR I AM WEEPING ABOUT COCO AND I WILL USE ALL CAPS TO EMPHASIZE THIS SENTIMENT #oscars

Mexicans after COCO wins best animated film #Oscars

im still not over coco winning im so fucking happy for the little latinx children that watched it and fell in love with a part of their culture that they didn't know much about my heart is so full

so so proud to be mexican and very proud that it took that oscar. i'm so glad to see a movie that FINALLY represents our people and culture so accurately. THANK YOU @ THE CAST OF COCO and... EAT IT DONALD TRUMP! https://t.co/QOsjtKuI9d

As Oscar Isaac says, "¡VIVA LATINOAMÉRICA!"

In the soon to be iconic words of Oscar Isaac: VIVA LATINOAMÉRICA, COCO!!! #Oscars

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