One of the joyful moments of Monday night’s Oscars was the moment when Matthew Cherry and Karen Rupert Tolliver won an Academy Award for their short animated film, Hair Love.
It’s up top, such a beautiful movie. Really beautiful. It’s barely six minutes long, so I’ll leave it to you to see why.
Here’s their big moment.
And here they are talking more about representation in animation as well as the Crown Act, legislation that ensures protection against discrimination based on hairstyles. The law is now in effect in three states, with 22 other states considering it.
This film was funded by a Kickstarter. I can’t wait to see what will come next for this team.