Guillermo del Toro Makes History with 'Pinocchio'
The film directed by the Mexican director Guillermo del Toro won for the Best Animated Feature.
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Pinocchio by Guillermo del Toro competed in the Best Animated Feature category of the latest Oscars on Sunday, March 12 against Marcel The Shell With Shoes On, Puss In Boots: The Last Wish, The Sea Beast and Turning Red.
"Animation is cinema, animation is ready to be taken to the next step, we are all ready for it, please help us. Keep animation in the conversation,” del Toro said when receiving the award that makes him a historic filmmaker. He is the first to win an Oscar in the categories: Best Picture, Best Director both for The Shape of Water in 2018 and Best Animated Feature.
The version of the classic tale by Carlo Collodi, directed by del Toro and Mark Gustafson, reinvents the classic tale of the wooden marionette who is magically brought to life to mend the heart of a grieving wood carver named Geppetto, premiered in 2022 on Netflix.
The whimsical stop-motion film follows the mischievous and disobedient adventures of Pinocchio in his pursuit of a place in the world. The production marked the debut of del Toro as director of an animated feature film.
All Quiet On The Western Front beats Argentina, 1985
The Argentinian production, directed by Santiago Miter and starring the renowned actor Ricardo Darín along with Peter Lanzani, left empty handed from the Oscars.
The winning film for Best Non-English Language Film was All Quiet On The Western Front from Germany, which prevailed over the other nominees: Close (Belgium), EO (Poland), and The Quiet Girl (Ireland).
The film, a remake of a 1930 Academy Award-winning production, is inspired by the trench story published by Erich Maria Remarque. Written and directed by Edward Berger, the literary classic has never been reimagined by a German director until now. The new adaptation is available on Netflix.
Other Latinos nominated
Ana de Armas did not win Best Leading Actress, where she was nominated for her role as Marilyn Monroe in Blonde, streaming on Netflix. The Spanish-Cuban actress competed against Cate Blanchett (Tár), Andrea Riseborough (To Leslie), Michelle Williams (The Fabelmans) and Michelle Yeoh (Everything Everywhere All at Once) — who was the winner.
Check all the winners on here.