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Latinos Brought Glam And Lots Of Spanish To The 2019 Oscars

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If you’re a fan of movies and a lover of all-things Latino, the 91st Academy Awards did not disappoint. Yes, the Hollywood industry is still lacking representation, especially when it comes to Latinos. However, there’s no denying that we are here, and the Oscars last night in LA proved that 100 percent.

Alfonso Cuarón’s “Roma” — and its ten nominations — is a big reason that Mexico and Latinos shined this year at the Oscars. Our favorite Latino stars were also on hand and brought so much light, love, and of course, stylish glam.

Jennifer Lopez showed up in a disco-style dress.

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Lopez, wearing a Tom Ford gown, looked absolutely magical in the dress. In all honesty, however, it was too shimmery. The dress was blinding on the red carpet and when she was presenting alongside actor Chris Pine she practically made him disappear. Love the glamour, but it was a little much

Tessa Thompson looked ravishing in this gorgeous Chanel black dress.

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She was stunning. Period.

Every person in “Roma” was also serving looks at the Oscars.

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With so much attention going toward Yalitza Aparicio, Alfonso Cuarón, Marina de Tavira, it’s nice to see the rest of the cast enjoying the festivities.

While on the red carpet, Diego Luna said he loved that he heard so many people speaking Spanish.

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We love this picture of Luna, Aparcio, and her mother. Luna interviewed Aparacio very recently, and the two both share the experience of working on a Cuarón film.

Javier Bardem rocked out during a Queen performance.

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Queen — fronted by Adam Lambert — opened the Oscars by performing “We Are The Champions.” The main person to be rocking out during the mini concert was Bardem who was literally headbanging.

Bardem also presented Best Foreign Film and spoke — in Spanish — about the importance of learning from other cultures.

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We were all impressed by Bardem’s flawless speech, but actress Angela Basset was clearly more impressed.

“Spider-Man: Into the Spider-VerseSpider” won Best Animated Feature

“I grew up in a bilingual household in the bilingual city of Miami where you hear Spanish all over the place, and it’s not particularly remarkable,” producer and co-writer Phil Lord said in an interview with Remezcla. “It was important for us to hear Spanish and not necessarily have it subtitled. It’s just part of the fabric of Miles’ community and family life.”

Luna brought even more Spanish while presenting one of the Best Picture nominations — for “Roma” of course.

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Luna walked on stage and began speaking in Spanish alongside chef José Andrés. Luna said in Spanish “the door is now opened and no one will get us out.” Andrés said “Each person’s life is a recipe all on its own with different measures of joy and sadness, struggle and success, love and loss. All of the ingredients are universal.”

Guillermo Del Toro presented Best Director to Alfonso Cuarón.

“Being here doesn’t get old” Cuarón said, who is now a seasoned Oscar winner.

Congrats to all the winners!

READ: Latinos Have A Long History Of Being Nominated At The Academy Awards With Some Major Wins

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Watch Kacey Musgraves Sing In Spanish Covering Selena's 'Como La Flor' In Texas

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Watch Kacey Musgraves Sing In Spanish Covering Selena’s ‘Como La Flor’ In Texas

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Kacey Musgraves cleaned up at the GRAMMYs earlier this year. She took home awards for Best Country Album, Best Country Solo Performance, Best Country Song, and the highly coveted Album Of The Year. Now, Musgraves is going viral after giving La Reina de Tejano a touching tribute during her recent concert in Houston.

Kacey Musgraves recently preformed at the RodeoHouston.

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The RodeoHouston is near the AstroDome where Selena Quintanilla performed her last concert. The concert gave us her iconic purple jumpsuit and her entrance in a horse-drawn carriage.

At the start of the show, Musgraves gave a special nod to Selena and the fans were there for it.

.@KaceyMusgraves kicked off @RODEOHOUSTON with a cover of Selena’s “Como la Flor” Tejano classic. https://t.co/Zv13Bw48GE pic.twitter.com/4RSl6yALFU— Houston Chronicle (@HoustonChron) February 26, 2019

“I love the queen Selena just as much as you do,” Musgraves told the audience at the RodeoHouston, according to the Houston Chronicle.

She even made sure to sing in Spanish to show us all what she can do.

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There is something so refreshing and validating about hearing someone sing or speak in Spanish without it being pandering. It seemed like Musgraves is just a fan who got a chance to sing one of her faves while on stage.

Fans of Selena and Musgraves are really excited about this soon-to-be iconic cover.

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Way to go, Musgraves. It is clear that you know where to find new fans and how to keep your fans surprised and proud.

The country powerhouse gave us all the Selena vibes you’d expect from this performance.

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Musgraves went all out for her Selena tribute from wearing her very own jumpsuit to the stage and lights projecting the Selena purple we all recognize.

The Texas native was living her own dream by performing at the RodeoHouston.

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“I have always wanted to play RodeoHouston ever since I was a little girl,” Musgraves told a crowd of about 53,000, according to the Houston Chronicle. “We have a lot to celebrate.”

Even Selena’s sister, Suzette Quintanilla who was in the audience, fell in love with Musgraves’ performance of “Como La Flor.”

“Awww this makes me wanna shed a tear! Takes me back 🙏🏼💜 A Big Big Thank you @spaceykacey for the love at the Houston Rodeo tonite with that SELENA Y LOS DINOS Jam! 💜🔥🔥🔥🔥,” Suzette wrote on Instagram with an accompanying video of the performance.

Her Selena tribute comes the day after Musgraves presented a “Ballad of Buster Scruggs” performance at the Oscars.

Musgraves is truly having a moment this year and her already rising star continues to climb the charts. Her love of Selena is clearly a major inspiration for her music career as she couldn’t resist covering the late singer in their home state.

Check out the full video of Musgraves covering Selena below.

This might be one of the best Selena crossover covers to happen, especially since it happened in Houston. How many people would have ever expected a country star to sing, in Spanish, as a tribute to the one and only Selena Quintanilla.

READ: 9 Selena Covers That Prove She Will Always Be La Reina

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