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'Coco' film with Tucson ties wins Oscar

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"Coco" is the winner of the best animated feature Academy Award.

The Disney and Pixar collaboration tells the story of a Mexican boy who dreams of being a musician despite his family's wishes.

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"Coco" has drawn widespread praise for the culturally authentic way it presents Mexico's "Day of the Dead" culture.

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Its signature song, "Remember Me," is also nominated in the best original song category.

The best animated short Oscar was awarded to "Dear Basketball," making former Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant an Oscar winner.

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