The nominations for the 90th Academy Awards are out and Latinos in the industry are getting some major love, particularly Guillermo del Toro and his film “The Shape of Water.” The Academy inducted several people of color and women to the organization to battle the #OscarsSoWhite narrative.
These are all the Latinos and Latino projects that got nominated for awards this year.
Guillermo del Toro’s “The Shape of Water” leads the pack with 13 nominations including Best Director and Best Picture.
— The Shape of Water (@shapeofwater) January 23, 2018
The most nominations ever for a movie is 14 with only three movies sharing that honor. Those movies are “All About Eve,” “Titanic,” and “La La Land.” “The Shape of Water” was just one nomination from being one of the most nominated movies of all time.
Del Toro is moved by the nominations from his film industry peers.
Thank You to the academy and my peers for this moment of joy in a 25 year journey as a storyteller. pic.twitter.com/vDOTfs0CiX
— Guillermo del Toro (@RealGDT) January 23, 2018
Del Toro spoke to the Los Angeles Times and explained how he felt after getting the news of the nominations.
“What is beautiful is to get there being faithful to the images you have loved all your life,” Del Toro told LA Times. “To arrive with a story and characters that you have seen in films before in one way or another and you bring 25 years of craft and 25 years of learning into a movie. It’s really beautiful. It’s happening for the right reasons in the right way.”
Fans are stoked “The Shape of Water” is getting so much love from the Academy.
THE SHAPE OF WATER GOT 13 NOMINATIONS. YES THAT'S MEXICAN TALENT
— angie (@tsuangie) January 23, 2018
And some are pointing out a trend of very talented Mexican directors doing it up.
remember that time gravity won p much everything and that was also directed by a mexican??? here’s to a repeat with the shape of water ?
— ⚡️ (@mayorpauline) January 23, 2018
Coincidence? Not likely. ?
“Coco” earned two Oscar nominations for Best Animated Feature and Best Original Song.
— Disney•Pixar's Coco (@pixarcoco) January 23, 2018
“Coco” is an indisputable hit in the U.S. and Mexico. The film has grossed over $650 million worldwide since it opened on Thanksgiving weekend. It quickly became the highest grossing film of all time in Mexico.
The songwriting duo of Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez explain their process of creating “Remember Me”.
They really thought this song through. Felicidades, you two!
“Ferdinand” is also competing against “Coco” for Best Animated Feature.
WOOOHOOO FERDINAND! https://t.co/CygILiOqXO
— Gina Rodriguez (@HereIsGina) January 23, 2018
Gina Rodriguez used her voice on the film and director Carlos Saldanha is of Brazilian descent.
You can see the rest of the nominations here.
Best of luck to all the nominees!