Another day, another award going into Casita’s trophy case.
On Sunday, March 6, Disney’s Encanto took home the Art Director Guild’s award for an Animated Feature Film.
Walt Disney Animation shared the news on its Instagram, saying,
“A magical home and a magical family ✨ #Encanto is the Art Directors Guild Awards winner for Animated Feature Film! Congratulations to Ian Gooding, Lorelay Bové, Bill Schwab, Mehrdad Isvandi, and Camille Andre!”
The Art Directors Guild award is only the lates of a slew of awards, accolades, and nominations that include the Golden Globe for Best Animated Feature and Academy Award Nominations. Its song “We Don’t Talk About Bruno” reached #1 on the Top 100 Billboard charts, and it became the first Disney song ever to hit #1 on the UK charts.
This announcement follows Stephanie Beatriz winning a Film Critics Award for “Best Animated or VFX Performance” for her role as Encanto’s central heroine, Mirabel. Click the link below to read our full coverage of that story:
It is no surprise to this reporter that Disney’s 60th Animated feature film was given the award from the Art Directors Guild. Encanto is visually stunning, especially when it comes to musical numbers like “Surface Pressure,” “What Else Can I Do,” and “We Don’t Talk About Bruno.” The implementation and symbolic use of candlelight are also very impactful.
Disney’s Encanto collects this award as it steps closer and closer to “Oscar Sunday,” where it is nominated for Best Animated Feature and Best Original Score. If it wins Best Original Score, Lin-Manuel Miranda will officially secure EGOT status–having won an Emmy, GRAMMY, Oscar, and Tony. Click the link below to read more about that story.
Disney’s Encanto is available for streaming right now on Disney+.