SPEECH BY: Lee Unkrich and Darla K. Anderson
DARLA K. ANDERSON: Thank you to the Academy. We are so happy. "Coco" is proof that art can change and connect the world and this can only be done when we have a place for everyone and anyone who feels like an "other" to be heard. This is dedicated with enormous love to my gigantic, interwoven family and most especially, my wife, my rock Kori Rae.
ADRIAN MOLINA (co-director and writer): Love and thanks to my family, my Latino community, to my husband Ryan. Each for expanding my sense of what it means to be proud of who you are and where you're from. We hope the same thing for everyone who connected with this film.
LEE UNKRICH: We share this with our immensely talented cast and crew as well as the executive teams at Disney and Pixar. Thanks for the support of my wife Laura, my three kids, Hannah, Alice, Max. My entire family, I love you. And the biggest thank you of all to the people of Mexico. "Coco" would not exist without your endlessly beautiful culture and traditions. With "Coco" we tried to take a step forward toward a world where all children can grow up seeing characters in movies that look and talk and live like they do. Marginalized people deserve to feel like they belong. Representation matters.
ANTHONY GONZALEZ (voice of Miguel): Muchísimas gracias a todos y que viva México!
These transcripts may not be reproduced except as brief quotes used in conjunction with news reporting about the 90th Academy Awards®. All content Copyright 2018 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. "Oscar®," "Oscars®," "Academy Awards®," "Academy Award®," "A.M.P.A.S.®" and "Oscar Night®" are the trademarks, and the ©Oscar® statuette is the registered design mark and copyrighted property, of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Additional information regarding the "Terms & Conditions of Use" and "Legal Regulations for Using Intellectual Properties of the Academy" may be accessed online at http://www.oscars.org/legal