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Pixar’s Coco wins top honors at Imagen Awards

Pixar’s “Coco” is still picking up awards as we prepare to move into the next awards season. The movie, which tells the touching story of a multi-generational family during the Dia de los Muertos festival, won both Best Feature Film and Best Director for Lee Unkrich and Adrian Molina at the Imagen Awards.

Pixar’s Coco has already won Best Animated Feature and Best Original Song at the Academy Awards, led the Annie Awards, and was chosen by the National Board of Review as the best animated film of 2017.

The Imagen Awards are presented to productions that champion the positive portrayal of Latinos in entertainment. They were awarded by the Imagen Foundation in a ceremony at the JW Marriott in Hollywood Saturday night.

Other Disney properties to win include:

  • Best Primetime Program – Drama: Station 19 on ABC
  • Best Young Actor – Television: Jenna Ortega, Stuck in the Middle on Disney Channel
  • Best Children’s Programming – Elena of Avalon, Disney Jr.
  • Best Short-form non-fiction program: ESPN Features – SC Reportajes – “Hoops Sagrado”

Congratulations to all the winners.