Monday, February 29, 2016

Latinos and the Oscars (as of 2016)

Over the 88-year history of the Academy Awards (also known as the Oscars), Oscar nominations have been given to people of Latino/Hispanic heritage from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Spain, Uruguay and the United States of America.

• For a list of Argentine Academy Award winners and nominees, click here.

• For a list of Brazilian Academy Award winners and nominees, click here.

• For a list of Chilean Academy Award winners and nominees, click here.

• For a list of Colombian Academy Award winners and nominees, click here.

• For a list of Mexican Academy Award winners and nominees, click here. (This list includes Lupita Nyong'o, who was born in Mexico City, Mexico.)

• For a list of Puerto Rican Academy Award winners and nominees, click here. (This list includes Joaquin Phoenix, who was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico.)

• For a list of Spanish Academy Award winners and nominees, click here.

• For a list of Uruguayan Academy Award winners and nominees, click here.

• For a list of Latino/Hispanic Academy Award winners and nominees from the United States of America, click here. (This list includes an Mexican-American, an American of Mexican-Czech heritage, an American of Mexican-Basque heritage, a Cuban-American and a  Puerto Rican born in Brooklyn. This list does not include Margaret O'Brien, of Irish-Spaniard descent, who was awarded a Juvenile Academy Award in 1944. This list also does not include screenwriter Alexander Dinelaris, who is of Cuban-Puerto Rican-Armenian-Croatian descent, nor producer Jonás Rivera, who is also of Latino heritage.)

The list of Academy Award winners (as of press time) from Latin America and Spain is below. Anthony QuinnGustavo SantaolallaEmile KuriRobert AmramGil Parrondo, Emmanuel Lubezki and Alejandro González Iñárritu are the recipients of multiple Oscars.

Eugenio Zanetti (art direction); Gustavo Santaolalla [twice] and Luis Enríquez Bacalov (original score); Nicolás Giacobone and Armando Bó (screenplay).

Claudio Miranda (cinematography); Gabriel Osorio Vargas (direction), Pato Escala Pierart (production).

Anthony Quinn (acting) [twice]; Emile Kuri [twice], Brigitte BrochEugenio Caballero and Pilar Revuelta (art direction); Robert Amram (short subject and documentary short subject; the first and only time a film was given Oscars in both categories in the same year); Guillermo Navarro (cinematography); Beatrice de Alba (makeup); Alfonso Cuarón (director); Emmanuel Lubezki (cinematography[three times -  first person to win the Best Cinematography in three consecutive years]; Alejandro González Iñárritu (director, screenplay, production) [four times first Latino to win a Best Picture Oscar and first Latino to win two consecutive Best Director awards].

José FerrerRita Moreno and Benicio Del Toro (acting).

Javier Bardem and Penélope Cruz (acting); Gil Parrondo [twice] and Antonio Mateos (art direction); Néstor Almendros (cinematography); Yvonne Blake and Antonio Castillo (costume design); Pedro Almodóvar (screenplay); David Martí and Montse Ribé (makeup).

Mercedes Ruehl (acting); Alexander Dinelaris (screenplay); Jonás Rivera (producer).

1982 - Volver a empezar (Spain)
1985 - La historia official (Argentina)
1993 - Belle Époque (Spain)

1999 - Todo sobre mi madre (Spain)
2004 - Mar adentro (Spain)
2009 - El secreto de los ojos (Argentina)

• For a list of Academy Award winners and nominees in the category of Best Foreign Language Film, click here.

In the case of the Best Foreign Language Film category, the director accepts the award, but the award goes to the producing nation(s).

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