Monday, February 23, 2015

Latinos and the Oscars (as of 2015)

Over the 87-year history of the Academy Awards (also known as the Oscars), Oscar nominations have been given to Latino/Hispanics from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Spain, Uruguay and the United States... and not just in acting.

• 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 descent.)

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

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

Claudio Miranda (cinematography).

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) [twice]; Alejandro González Iñárritu (director, screenplay, producer— first Latino to win a Best Picture Oscar).

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).

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).


Shannone said...

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mariella said...

Oscar 2015 was superb, i love the opening number of Neil, he's amazing!
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