The President of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, sent his congratulations to the Mexican filmmaker on Monday Guillermo del Torowho got Sunday night the Oscar for Best Animated Feature Film for the Film “Pinocchio” in the 95th edition of the Hollywood Academy Awards.
Congratulations to Guillermo del Toro, Mexican film director for the Oscar award, with the film “Pinocchio”. Our congratulations to this exceptional Mexican filmmaker. Guillermo del Toro is a source of pride for Mexico.”said the president during his morning press conference from the National Palace.
On Sunday, Del Toro achieved with “Pinocchio”, one of his most personal projects, the third Oscar in his career, in addition to having already won with this film at the Golden Globes, the Critics Choice Awards, the Annie Awards and the BAFTAs. , among others.
The Mexican returned to the Oscars just a year after his film “The Alley of Lost Souls” received a nomination for best film, although since 2018 -with “The Shape of Water”-, the director had not returned to take in his hands a new Oscar.
Del Toro beat Domee Shi’s “Red” tapes; “Puss in Boots: The Last Wish,” by Joel Crawford and Januel Mercado; “The Sea Monster” by Chris Williams, and “Marcel The Shell With The Shoes on” by Dean Fleischer Camp.
“Pinocchio”a co-production between the United States, Mexico and France, was also directed by Mark Gustafson and is based on the classic tale by Carlo Collodi, but was set against the backdrop of World War II (1939-1945).
In the film Del Toro makes an ode to disobedience and the narrative navigates between the duality of life and death.
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