1.24.2007

Latinos Raid The Oscars

In a major breakthrough for Latinos in the commercial film industry, The Academy of Motion Picture Art and Sciences has nominated the largest number of Latinos for Oscar Gold for outstanding film achievements ever.

This year's televised awards ceremony is February 25th at 8:00 PM EST.

The Latino nominees are:

Performance by an actress in a leading role
Penelope Cruz, Volver

Performance by an actress in a supporting role
Adriana Barraza, Babel

Achievement in art direction
Eugenio Caballero/ Pilar Revuelta, Pan’s Labyrinth

Achievement in cinematography
Guillermo Navarro, Pan’s Labyrinth

Achievement in directing
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, Babel

Achievement in film editing
Alex Rodriquez, Children of Men

Best foreign language film of the year
Pan’s Labyrinth
Guillermo Del Toro (director); Belen Atienzo, Elena Manrique (producers)

Achievement in make-up
David Marti/Montse Ribe, Pan’s Labyrinth

Achievement in music written for motion pictures (Original score)
Gustavo Santaolalla, Babel

Achievement in music written for motion pictures (Original score)
Javier Navarette, Pan’s Labyrinth

Best motion picture of the year
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, Babel

Best live action short film
Javier Fesser/Luis Manso, Binta and the Great Idea (Binta Y La Gran Idea)
Borja Cobeaja, Eramos Pocos (One Too Many)

Achievement in sound mixing
Fernando Camara, Apocalypto

Adapted screenplay
Alfonso Cuaron, Children of Men

Original Screenplay
Guillermo Arriaga, Babel
Guillermo del Toro, Pan’s Labyrinth