Hispanics and the Oscars
Before trying his luck in Hollywood, the actor built an impressive career in his native Mexico, where he starred in numerous telenovelas, series and films. The actor stepped into U.S. film and television in movies like Che and the series Weeds, and his portrayal of a struggling gardener in A Better Life earned him an Oscar nomination for Best Actor.
The Argentinean starlet charmed audiences as Peppy Miller in the silent film The Artist. She has been nominated to virtually all awards for Best Supporting Actress including the Academy Awards.
The director of photography had already been nominated for Best Cinematography – Little Princess (1996), Sleepy Hollow (2000), The New World (2006), and Children of Men (2007) – before snatching another Academy Award nomination this year for The Tree of Life.
FERNANDO TRUEBA Y JAVIER MARISCAL
Director Fernando Trueba already grabbed an Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film for Belle Epoque (1992). He now competes for Best Animated Feature Film for Chico & Rita alongside producer Javier Mariscal.
JUAN JOSÉ CAMPANELLA
Campanella was nominated in 2002 for Best Foreign Language Film for El hijo de la novia (The Son of the Bride), but it wasn’t until 2010 that he won for El secreto de tus ojos (The Secret in Their Eyes), in which he won over the touted favorite Micheal Haneke for The White Ribbon.
The Spanish actress was nominated for Best Actress in 2007 for her role in Volver and won in 2009 for Best Supporting Actress in the film Vicky Cristina Barcelona.
The Mexican was nominated in 2003 in the Best Actress category for playing the title role in Frida.
In 2001 he was nominated for Best Actor for his role in the film Before Night Falls and last year he won the Best Supporting Actor Oscar for No Country for Old Men.
The Mexican actor won the Oscar in 1953 for Best Supporting Actor in the film Viva Zapata and he won again in 1957 for his role in Lust for Life. A year later he was nominated for Best Actor in Wild is the Wind and in 1965 he was nominated again in the same category for Alexis Zorbes.
In 2003 the Spanish director won the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay for the movie Talk to Her and he was also nominated in the category of Best Director.
The Argentinean took home the little statue in the category of Musical Score in 2006 with the movie Brokeback Mountain, and won again in 2007 in the same category for the film Babel.
The Puerto Rican actress made history in 1962 when she won the Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her acting in the legendary film West Side Story.
BENICIO DEL TORO
In 2001, the Puerto Rican actor won his first Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for his role in Traffic. Five years later, in 2006, he was nominated in the same category for the film 21 Grams.
GUILLERMO DEL TORO
The Mexican received his first nomination for Best Original Screenplay for the movie Pan's Labyrinth in 2007.
The Mexican cinematography director has been nominated four times in the category of Best Cinematography: In 1996 for his work in A Little Princess, in 2000 for Sleepy Hollow; in 2006 for The New World, and finally in 2007 for his work behind the camera in Children of Men.
In 2005, the Uruguayan musician won the Oscar for Best Original Song for his work in the movie The Motorcycle Diaries.
CATALINA SANDINO MORENO
The Colombian actress was nominated in 2005 in the category of Best Actress for her role in the movie Maria Full of Grace.
The legendary Mexican actress was nominated in 1955 in the category of Best Supporting Actress for her work in Broken Lance.
The Puerto Rican was nominated for the Oscar the first time in 1949 for Best Supporting Actor in Joan of Arc. In 1951 he won the Best Actor award for the movie Cyrano de Bergerac, and finally in 1953 was nominated in the same category for his role in the film Moulin Rouge.
The Cuban actor was nominated in 1991 for Best Supporting Actor for his role in the film The Godfather: Part III.
The Brazilian was nominated in 1999 for Best Actress in the film Central Station.
In 2003, the Mexican screenplay writer was nominated in the category of Best Original Screenplay for Y tu mamá también, and in 2007 was nominated again for Children of Men in two categories: Best Original Screenplay and Best Film Editing.
The Mexican writer and filmmaker was nominated in 2007 in the category of Best Original Screenplay for his work in Babel.
The Mexican was nominated in 2007 in the category of Best Supporting Actress for her role in Babel.
In 2004, the Brazilian director was nominated in the category of Best Director for his film City of God.
ALEJANDRO GONZÁLES IÑÁRRITU
The Mexican was nominated in 2007 in the category of Best Director for his film Babel.
The Argentinean actress was nominated for Best Supporting Actress for her role in Gaby: A True Story.
In 2006, the Mexican cinematography director was nominated in the category of Best Cinematography for his work in the film Brokeback Mountain.