|Academy Award winners Nicolás |
Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris,
Alejandro González Iñárritu
and Armando Bó.
|Two-time Academy Award winner|
Emmanuel "Chivo" Lubezki.
This is the first time the Best Director Oscar was given to Mexicans in two consecutive years (Alfonso Cuarón won last year for Gravity– himself the first Latino and person of color to win the award). Cinematographer Lubezki also won the Oscar last year for his work on Cuarón's film Gravity, making him only the second cinematographer to win two consecutive Oscars (John Toll accomplished the feat for Legends of the Fall and Braveheart, respectively.) The Oscar win by the all-Latino screenwriting team of González Iñárritu, Giacobone, Dinelaris and Bó marks only the second time a Latino/Hispanic has won the Best Original Screenplay Oscar (when Pedro Almodóvar won in 2002 for Talk To Her/Hable con ella).
The 87th Academy Awards ceremony, presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), honored the best films of 2014 and took place on February 22, 2015, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, California where awards in 24 categories were presented.