Disney-Pixar completed production on Coco a little over two weeks ago – and now the film has won its first award.
The Hollywood Film Awards (HFA) announced yesterday that the Lee Unkrich-directed film, which world premieres next week at the Morelia Fest in Mexico, will receive its Hollywood Animation Award.
Even though the HFA is 21 years old, it is a complete mystery how its winners are selected. Dick Clark Productions, which produces the award, offers no information on which films were eligible for the award or who votes on the award. The only insight it offers on its decision-making process is this statement: “The recipients of the awards are selected by an Advisory Team for their body of work and/or a film(s) that is to be released during the calendar year.”