Chicago filmmaker Matthew A Cherry and producer Karen Rupert Toliver won an Oscar on Sunday night for their beautiful animated short film, Hair Love.

The film was adapted from Matthew’s 2019 best-selling children’s book (illustrated by Vashti Harrison) about a black father doing his daughter’s hair for the first time.

Oscar winning best animated short film Hair Love - Matthew A Cherry

During his acceptance speech, Matthew Cherry shared, “Hair Love was born out of wanting to see more representation in animation, but also wanting to normalize black hair.

Watch below:

Without further ado, I present to you the Oscar-winning best animated film, Hair Love.

Congratulations and thank you to Matthew Cherry, Karen Rupert Toliver and their entire crew for making this film!