Guillermo del Toro
Guillermo del Toro is the first person to win Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Animated Feature in Oscars history! Twitter/@netflix

Guillermo del Toro has rewritten the rules of Hollywood representation.

As of right now, the Mexican director holds the record for being the first person in Oscar history to win Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Animated Feature.

At the 95th Academy Awards presentation, the animated version of the beloved story "Pinocchio" was presented with the trophy for Best Animated Feature. Guillermo del Toro is now moving in a direction no other director has ever taken thanks to the honour.

"Animation is cinema, is not a genre. Animation is ready to be taken to the next step. Keep animation in the conversation," del Toro said during his acceptance speech.

"This is an art form that has kept being kneecapped commercially and industrially and the kid's table for so long," del Toro said backstage, elaborating on his on-stage remarks. "And it really is a mature, expressive, beautiful, complex art form. So, a win helps, but it is about going forward as a community."

Guillermo del Toro won the Best Director and Best Picture Oscars for "The Shape of Water" in 2017 before "Pinocchio."

He has had to overcome numerous obstacles along the way, including a system that often seems to forget the talent behind the scenes.

Currently, Guillermo del Toro has won three Oscars, three BAFTAs, and one Emmy. But what has won over audiences' hearts is his love of fairy tales and horror, Mitu reported.

Del Toro established himself as a leading figure in Spanish-language filmmaking before the accolades started to flow in with works like "Cronos" (1993), "The Devil's Backbone" (2001), and "Pan's Labyrinth" (2006).

Guillermo Del Toro established the Latino presence behind the camera alongside his close friends and fellow Mexican filmmakers Alejandro G. Iárritu and Alfonso Cuarón.

In this way, and thanks to his stories that today form a beautiful Cabinet of Curiosities, Guillermo del Toro has tried to put animation, especially stop-motion, back on center stage.

In fact, "Cronos," his debut feature film, was going to be made in stop-motion. The dream collapsed three years before filming after many hours were spent building sets and using 100 puppets. One night, vandals robbed the studio and destroyed everything Guillermo Del Toro and his crew had made. Hence the landmark achievement of "Pinocchio."

"It's important that we keep this alive as an industry and an art form," del Toro continued. "I have right now two scholarships active for filmmakers, and it is my desire and commitment now to finance a stop-motion class [in Mexico]."

"It will help us give more movies to the community in Mexico and Latin America to keep pushing for stop motion, which is one of the most democratic forms of animation," the director added.

"All the other forms of animation are too difficult or too expensive. But a kid can put a camera on the wall in their room; they can do animation in stop motion."

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