Del Toro Wins Best Animation Feature Oscar

Photo: Pinocchio


Mexican director Guillermo del Toro on Sunday, March 12, won the Oscar for best animated feature film at the 95th Academy Awards in Los Angeles for his stop-motion production of “Pinocchio.”

The award was Del Toro’s third Oscar and sixth Oscar nomination. In 2007, he won for “El Laberinto del Fauno,” and in 2018, he won for “The Shape of Water.”

“Pinocchio” won out in the animation category against “Marcel the Shell,” “With Shoes On,” “Red,” “The Sea Beast” and “Puss In Boots: The Last Wish.”

Another Mexican director, Alfonso Cuarón, was nominated for the best live-action short, “Le Pupille,” but that film lost out to “An Irish Goodbye.”

Likewise losing was Alejandro González Iñárritu for the cinematography of “Bardo: False Chronical of a Handful of Truths.”

Mexican producer and screenwriter Julio Chávezmontes also lost for his production of “The Triangle of Sadness.”

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