Pixar’s “Coco” completed its award season sweep Sunday when itnabbed Oscarsfor Best Animated Feature and Best Original Song.
For many fans, the film’s loving portrayal of Mexican culture ― as seen through its young protagonist, Miguel, as he ventures through the Land of the Dead ― stands asa testament to the power of diversityin family-friendly films.
If the “Coco” creators have their way, the film will pave the way for more representation of marginalized groups, including the LGBTQ community, in animated Pixar features in the future.
Fielding questions from reporters backstage at the Academy Awards, producerDarla K. Andersonsaid an LGBTQ-inclusive Pixar movie would be “a dream.”
“‘Coco’ is a great example of diversity and representation, and the success of that,” Anderson said. “All of us would very excited to have characters like that represented as protagonist role in every realm.” (Her comments come at 6:01 in the video above.)
“That would be a dream,” she continued. “That would be a hope, and we are all talking about all kinds of things like that right now.”
Earlier in the evening, Anderson thanked her wife, Kori Rae, while accepting the award for Best Animated Feature. (Watch the full speeches below)
The film’s co-director,Adrian Molina, followed suit, thanking his family, the Latino community and his husband, Ryan Dooley, for “expanding my sense of what it means of to be proud of who you are and where you’re from.”
Social media users quickly praised their words.
First two Oscar winners representing Coco give shout out to their same-sex spouses. Now, trans woman whose title role in "The Fanstastic Woman" earned an Oscar introduces musical performance.#Oscars90
— Steve Peoples (@sppeoples) March 5, 2018
— Benjamin Negrete Jr (@PostalBen) March 5, 2018
— Adri (@G2luvMeAD) March 5, 2018
Pixar is a subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, which has made anumber of stridestoward LGBTQ representation in recent years. The 2017 live-action “Beauty and the Beast” rebootmade headlinesafter director Bill Condon announced that the film would includea gay character― LeFou, the goofy sidekick to villain Gaston ― for the first time in the company’s history. (Some critics, however, felt the “exclusively gay moment” Condon promised wasa letdown.)
Meanwhile, fans have beenenthusiastically lobbyingfor Disney to give Elsa, the heroine of “Frozen,” a girlfriend in the smash film’s forthcoming sequel.
“Frozen” writer and co-director Jennifer Lee has been coy on whether or not Elsa, voiced byIdina Menzel, would have a same-sex love interest in the future.
“We have tons of conversations about it,” she has said, “and we’re really conscientious about these things.”
This article originally appeared on HuffPost.