Latinos Earn Oscar Nods: Mexican Actor Demián Bichir Leads the List

Jan 24, 2012
10:32 am

The Oscar nominations are in and Latinos are representing.

The biggest news is that Mexican actor Demián Bichir has earned an Best Actor nomination for his role as Carlos Gallindo in "A Better Life," an undocumented gardener who battles to improve life for his son and himself. The native of Mexico City has generated buzz for this film.

In the category for Best Actress in a Supporting Role, Argentine-born Bérénice Bejo earned a nod for her role in the Best Picture nominee, "The Artist."

The animated featured "Chico and Rita" earned a Best Animated Feature nomination. Creators Fernando Trueba and Javier Mariscal are from Spain.


Other nominees include Mexico's Emanuel Lubezki, who earned his fifth nomination in the Best Cinematography category for "Tree of Life" (a Best Picture nod) and Spanish composer Alberto Iglesias for Music (Original Score) in "Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy." This is Iglesias' third nomination.