Encanto wins the Oscar for Best Animated Feature

As we celebrate that Pixar has spent another year seemingly dominating this category (winning a total of 10 awards for movies Finding Nemo, The Incredibles, Ratatouille, WALL-E, Up, Toy Story 3, Brave, Inside Out, Coco, and toy story 4), 2022 has apparently been the year of an apparent change of scenery when it comes to cultural influence, with directors (Jared Bush and Byron Howard, co-directed by Charise Castro Smith​​​​) winning an Oscar for their blockbuster movie (Encanta). As Bush and Howard previously won the Academy’s Best Animated Feature category in 2016, for their previous work in zootopiathe 2021 project is the first nomination of the two, and now wins for an animated musical.


Encanto was perhaps the favorite before the Oscars. The other nominees for Best Animated Feature at the Oscars were To run away, Lucas, The Mitchells vs. the Machinesand Raya and the last dragon. Encanto was also nominated for Best Original Score (Germaine Franco), as well as Lin-Manuel Miranda’s “Dos Oruguitas” for Best Original Song.

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Everything you need to know about Encanto

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While the title of the film Encanto is translated by English as charm and enchantment, which is also the community the characters live in, the highly immersive musical fantasy feature film follows the lives of a Colombian family, the Madrigals, who have a long tradition of rewarding with the magic of Encanta, blessing each child in the family with an extraordinary gift to use in service to their respective community. As Mirable (Stephanie Beatriz), is the only child not to receive the power of the family, also noticing that her older family members’ gifts are disappearing, she discovers that the magic associated with Encanto is now in danger, searching for answers.

During the team’s respective speeches tonight, the other cast members expressed how historic it was to show off a slew of unique unconventional characters within the project, while also highlighting historical elements related to winning. of the project.

As we continue to remain glued to our TV screens, watching for more of the night’s upcoming winners, it’s inspiring to see that diversity-centric films have captured mainstream attention. Making history as the first animated film, awarded for reflecting Colombian culture, Encanto’s the overall theme is comprised of patience, forgiveness, and a re-emergence of the village townspeople. Proving that family should always be at the center of our lives.

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