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From Kimmel's monologue to deserved wins (and unfortunate shut-outs), the highlights, low points and headscratchers from last night's Oscars

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Best: ‘Coco' and Its Big Win for Representation
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Best: ‘Coco' and Its Big Win for Representation

An Animated Picture win for Pixar isn't a shock; it's pretty much a given at this stage in the game. But unlike most of the studio's movies, Coco's main draw isn't universality. Lee Unkrich and Adrian Molina's Dia de los Muertos fantasia situates itself very specifically in Mexico and its traditions – that cultural specificity is its appeal. And the film's creators made a point of stressing the importance of that point of view when they came onstage. "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," Unkrich said in his speech. "Marginalized people deserve to feel like they belong. Representation matters." JS

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