This Tuesday the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced the list of nominees for the different categories of the 95th edition of the Oscar awardsin which there are three Mexican filmmakers who will represent Mexico, something that is common to see in this new millennium.
One of the nominated Mexicans is nothing more and nothing less than El Guadalajara Guillermo del Toro nominated for best animated film with “Pinocchio”the second is Alfonso Cuaron nominated for Best Fiction Short Film with “The Pupils”while the third and last one is Alejandro González Iñárritu nominated in the category for best cinematography with “Bardo”.
These three great Mexican film directors have managed to win the award on different occasions. for his part photographers, sound engineers, designers and scriptwriters have managed to compete in different categories in recent yearsthen we mention all that have managed to be nominated for the Oscars from the year 2000 to date.
Mexicans who have competed for the Oscar
2000: Emmanuel Lubezki receives his second Best Cinematography nomination for “The Legend of the Headless Horseman”, in 1996 for “The Little Princess”.
2001: Alejandro González Iñárritu arrives for the first time at the Oscars with “Amores Perros”, in the category of Best Foreign Film.
2002: Mexican-German Brigitte Broch shared the win with Catherine Martin, when she won the Best Production Design category for “Moulin Rouge!” This dumbbell had already been seen in 1997, when they were presented at the Oscars for her work in “Romeo + Juliet.”
2003: “Frida” had three nominations, two missing out on Best Actress to Salma Hayek and Production Design to Felipe Fernández del Paso and Hania Robledo, and winning Best Makeup thanks to the work of Beatrice de Alba. “The crime of Father Amaro” was in the shortlist for Best Foreign Film, “Y tú mamá también” by Alfonso and Carlos Cuarón in the Best Original Screenplay.
2005: Two Mexican photographers fought in the same category, Rodrigo Prieto for “Secreto en la montaña” and Emmanuel Lubezki for “El nuevo mundo”.
2007: For the first time the Oscars were dominated by Mexicans, “Babel” by Alejandro González Iñárritu was nominated for Best Picture and Direction, Adriana Barraza was nominated for Best Supporting Actress and Guillermo Arriaga for Best Original Screenplay.
Guillermo del Toro’s “Pan’s Labyrinth” won Best Production Design and Photography with Eugenio Caballero and Guillermo Navarro respectively.
“Niños del hombre” gave its Best Cinematography nomination to Emmanuel Lubezki, Alfonso Cuarón and Alex Rodríguez for Editing and for Screenplay Adapted to Cuarón. Fernando Cámara contended for Best Sound Mix for “Apocalypto.”
2011: “Biutiful” by Alejandro González Iñárritu was nominated for Best Foreign Film.
2012: Demian Bichir nominated for Best Actor for “A Better Life” and Emmanuel Lubezki for Best Cinematography for “The Tree of Life.”
2013: José Antonio García in Sound mixing for “Argo”. Nomination only.
2014: “Gravity” by Alfonso Cuarón, won Best Direction and Editing. Emmanuel Lubezki wins the Oscar for Photography.
2015: “Birdman”, by Alejandro González Iñarritu, who obtained Direction, Original Script and Film. Lubezki repeats in photography. Martín Hernández was considered in Sound. In documentary short film was Gabriel Serra Arguello for “La Parka”.
2016: “The Revenant”, by Alejandro González Iñarritu, who won Direction. Lubezki gets his third consecutive award. Martín Hernández earned his second nomination in Sound.
2017: Rodrigo Prieto was nominated for cinematography for “Silence.”
2018: Guillermo del Toro’s “The Shape of Water” wins the Best Film and Direction award.
2019: The film “Roma”, by the already experienced Cuarón, had 10 nominations, of which Best Direction, Cinematography and International Film were nominated, remaining in the race for Best Actress for Yalitza Aparicio, Supporting Actress for Marina de Tavira, Original Screenplay, Production Design, Editing and Sound Mixing.
2020: Rodrigo Prieto received a Best Cinematography nomination for “El Irlandes.” The Mexican Mayes C. Rubeo for “Jojo Rabbit” was nominated for Best Costume Design.
2021: “Sound of Metal” gave its Oscar for Best Sound to Mexicans Carlos Cortés, Jaime Baksht and Michelle Couttolenc.
2022: Guillemo del Toro competes again with the film “The Alley of Lost Souls” for Best Film, remaining only in nomination. In Best Animated Film he contended for “Raya”, the last dragon, by the Mexican Carlos López Estrada.
2023: Guillermo del Toro’s “Pinocchio” is competing in the Best Animated Feature category. Alfonso Cuarón does it with Best Short Film with “Le Pupille”, which he produced.
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