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The Academy Award Nominations Are Out And ‘Coco’ Is Up For Two Awards While ‘The Shape of Water’ Leads With 13

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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 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.

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.

And some are pointing out a trend of very talented Mexican directors doing it up.

Coincidence? Not likely. ?

“Coco” earned two Oscar nominations for Best Animated Feature and Best Original Song.

“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.

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!


READ: Guillermo Definitely Had The Most Fun At The Oscars Red Carpet

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'Party Of Five' Is Returning To TV With One Big Twist

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‘Party Of Five’ Is Returning To TV With One Big Twist

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Do you remember the TV show “Party of Five” that was on back in the ’90s?

The widely popular show was on FOX for six seasons between 1994-2000. The storyline centered around a family (of five) that lost both their parents in a car accident. The older brother became the parental figure to his younger siblings, which of course made things difficult because who’d ever want that responsibility?

If you haven’t seen the original show, it’s on Netflix now.

A reboot of that show is in the works, but this time it will feature an all-Latino cast.

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According to the Hollywood Reporter, the original creators of “Party of Five” — Chris Keyser and Amy Lippman — are developing the project for Sony Pictures Television Studios.

Although a network has not picked it up yet, we’re sure it’s a matter of time considering the original creators are the ones pitching it.

This storyline will focus on a family who lost their parents after they were deported.

This development, especially its storyline, is so relevant to what’s going on in our country today, and many families will be able to relate to this.

It’s such a present issue,” Lippman said in an interview with Vulture. “It’s unavoidable and heartbreaking and it’s on the news every single night. And all these show creators are feeling that same incredibly rich source of storytelling.”

Now we’re wondering who will be cast on the show?

If you recall, the original cast featured Scott Wolf as Bailey Salinger (the heartthrob), Matthew Fox as Charlie Salinger (the eldest brother and hotter than Bailey), Neve Campbell as Julia Salinger (the oldest sister with a lot of drama), and Lacey Chabert as Claudia Salinger (the little sister who was pretty annoying as all little sisters are). There was also a baby and other characters that came in and out of their lives.

If casting is reading this, here’s some of our suggestions as to who should be on the show.

Ryan Guzman should play the older brother.

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Diego Boneta could be the new Scott Wolf.

Becky G as the older sister.

And as little Claudia the role should go to Anthony Gonzalez, who was the voice of “Coco.”

Because who says it has to be a girl?! We want to see more of Anthony!

READ: Fans Are Obsessed With The Casting Of ‘The Assassination of Gianni Versace’

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