Aubrey Plaza Wants To Be The First Latina To Win Best Actress At The Academy Awards

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The 21st Annual Impact Awards were held on Feb. 23 in Los Angeles and this year’s honorees included “Coco”, Nicholas Gonzalez, Aubrey Plaza, Tony Revolori, Diane Guerrero and Randy Falco.

The annual award show recognizes the outstanding achievements and contributions to the positive portrayals of Latinos in media.

Aubrey Plaza was honored with Outstanding Performance in a Motion Picture for her starring role in “Ingrid Goes West”.

The 33-year-old took the stage to accept her award, but in true Plaza fashion the actress made a point to address some very important issues. Namely, The Academy Awards and their lack of inclusion of Latinas in their award categories.

During her acceptance speech, Plaza talked about the fact that a Latina has never won an Oscar for Best Actress.

Latinas have won Oscars for Best Supporting Actress, like Rita Moreno for “West Side Story”. They’ve also been nominated for Best Actress including in 1998 when Fernanda Montenegro was nominated for “Central Station”. In 2002 Salma Hayek was nominated for “Frida” and in 2004 Catalina Sandino Moreno was nominated for “Maria Full of Grace”. Yet, none of these Latinas ever took home the prize as best actress.

Plaza went on to say that she would someday be the first Latina to win the Best Actress Oscar.

“I’m going to accept the leading best actress award on behalf of the Oscars 2018 ceremony because I heard a fun fact tonight that I never knew before, which is that no Latina actress has ever won best actress at the Oscars – ever,” she said, according to Variety. “So I’m going to accept that tonight to manifest that energy.”

Plaza proudly proclaimed that she would win for a role best suited for her humor, someone crazy.

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“I’ll play some kind of psychotic character, some kind of criminal lunatic, those complicated characters I’m good at, and I’ll do that for you,” Plaza said. “And I’m going to win that award.'”

Something tells us she’s not lying.

READ: Gina Rodriguez Says Lack of Latinos In Hollywood Is “Devastating”

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Camila Cabello And Her Parents Share What It Took For The Family To Leave Mexico And Immigrate To The US


Camila Cabello And Her Parents Share What It Took For The Family To Leave Mexico And Immigrate To The US

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All she knew was that they were going to Disney World.

Camila Cabello was a young child when her and her mother made their way from Cuba to the U.S. by way of Mexico. Her father, a Mexican national, did not have a visa at the time so he was forced to follow after them since their Cuban citizenship gave them access to the U.S. without a visa. “Made In Miami” is sharing the story of Cabello and her family’s immigration to the U.S. to give her a better life. But what they didn’t know when they made the move was that Cabello would become one of the biggest names in music.

Cabello and her mother were detained for 22 hours when they first crossed the border into the U.S. From there, they made their way to Miami where they waited for her father to join them. However, time after time, her father was denied his visa to come to the U.S.

“I had been desperate to see my family,” Cabello’s father says in the video. “I swam the river, and practically risked my life. What you want is to be with you family and honestly it was the happiest trip of my life.”

Cabello, whose song “Havana” was a No. 1 hit in the U.S., is still in awe of her parents’ sacrifices and struggles. It is a story that many immigrant children and children of immigrants experience. The video goes on to explain how Cabello went from a shy kid to a member of Fifth Harmony to a breakthrough solo artist. The transformation is something not even her family could have expected.

“I never sang in front of my family. I was just super shy,” Cablleo says in the video. “I would just start crying.”

READ: Ellen DeGeneres Was Shook When Camila Cabello Told Her The Odd Way She Used Hand Warmers To Stay Warm

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