Gael Garcia Bernal Singing Is Just One Of The Many Latino Highlights From This Year’s Academy Awards
The 90th Oscars is behind us and Latinos enjoyed some victories on one of the greatest nights in Hollywood. The event held at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood celebrated what they claim is the best Hollywood has to offer from the previous year. In total, Latinos and Latino projects took home seven awards and Rita Moreno made waves of her own as a presenter. Here’s a brief breakdown of what happened last night and who stood out among the stars.
First, Miguel, Gael Garíca Bernal, and Natalia LaFourcade serenaded the audience with an unforgettable performance.
The trio performed “Remember Me” for a filled auditorium and millions of television viewers. The stage was set with imagery from the movie. Bernal started of with just himself and a man with a guitar then a colorful and upbeat performance came to life behind Bernal. Folklorico dancers in their escaramuza dresses brought Mexican culture to life on the Oscars stage. It was all so magical.
Speaking of “Coco”, the Disney/Pixar feature took home the prize for Best Animated Feature.
— Disney•Pixar's Coco (@pixarcoco) March 5, 2018
“Coco” beat out “Ferdinand”, “Love Vincent”, “The Breadwinner”, and “The Baby Boss” for the award. “Coco” became a cultural phenomenon when it was released in Mexico for Día de los Muertos and on Thanksgiving weekend in the U.S. The movie is the highest grossing film in Mexico of all time and became a major moment in Latino history in the U.S.
“Remember Me” then went on to win Best Original Song beating “Mighty River” sang by Mary J. Blige for “Mudbound”.
“Coco” also beat out original songs from “Call Me By Your Name”, “Marshall”, and “The Greatest Showman on Earth” for the coveted Oscar.
Rita Moreno really enjoyed her time at the awards show.
— mat whitehead (@matwhi) March 5, 2018
The EGOT (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, Tony) winner won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress role in 1962 for her role in “West Side Story”. Moreno was at the 90th Academy Awards to present the category of Best Foreign Film.
Moreno even wore the same dress as she did 56 years ago.
— shauna (@goldengateblond) March 5, 2018
And she had a really good time announcing the winner of the Best Foreign Film category.
— Meg Lewis (@_meglew) March 5, 2018
If only we knew whay she was so excited to announce this film as a winner.
“A Fantastic Woman” took home the Oscar for Best Foreign Film.
— Human Rights Campaign (@HRC) March 5, 2018
“A Fantastic Woman” is telling the story of a transgender woman after the death of her boyfriend. It explores the discrimination and stigma that many people in the transgender community deal with on a daily basis.
And, of course, “The Shape Of Water” won four of the 13 awards it was nominated for.
— NowThis (@nowthisnews) March 5, 2018
“The Shape of Water” won for Best Director, Best Production Design, Best Picture, and Best Original Score. Guillermo del Toro’s win is the fourth time a Mexican-born director to win best director in five years. How’s that for showing our worth?