Juleyka Lantigua in "Oscar nominations reveal Hollywood’s Latino accent" (PopMatters - February 15, 2007), writes that "[t]his year’s Academy Awards could easily be called 'The Latino Oscars.' Latino filmmakers have been nominated across several categories, and that’s cause for celebration."
Of course, American Taino readers already knew that because of Latinos Raid The Oscars published January 24, 2007. (Readers also learned that independent films also have a Latino flare when Latino Films Take Top Prizes at Sundance. January 29, 2007.)
However, I do agree with Lantigua that it's time for Hollywood (and other producers of media) to open the doors of opportunity to talented people without regard to race or ethnicity.