On Sunday night, after his name was pulled from the envelope, he retweeted that same message, adding: "Nailed it." It was liked more than 600k times.
The film, which stars Issa Rae as voice talent, tells the story of a loving dad trying to deal with his young daughter Zuri's hair for the first time, while her mom is in hospital.
Cherry started a kickstarter to fund it in 2017, soaring past its goal of $75k to more than $300k raised, more than any other short film project on the platform.
Accepting her award at the Dolby Theatre, producer Karen Rupert Toliver — the first ever black woman to win in the category — highlighted how representation in animation matters deeply, as they are often "when we first see our movies."