The day has finally arrived. The 90th Academy Awards is here and with 13 nominations for The Shape of Water, Guillermo del Toro is expected to take home at least a few Oscars. From Best Foreign Language Film to Best Animated Feature, there are a handful of Latin Americans up for awards this year.
Here is the list of this year’s Latin American Oscar winners.
We’ll update this list as the awards are announced.
Although Adrian Molina, the Mexican-American co-director of Coco, isn’t eligible to get nominated for Best Animated Feature, we are ecstatic to see a movie that’s set in Mexico with an almost all-Latino cast win in this category. The award goes to director Lee Unkrich and producer Darla Anderson.
For Best Original Song, the award goes to Filipino-American songwriter Bobby Lopez and his co-writer/wife Kristen Anderson-Lopez for their tear-inducing track “Remember Me” from Pixar’s Mexico-set film Coco.
Best Foreign Language Film
For Best Foreign Language Film, the Oscar statuette is given to the country of production. Chile takes the win in this category for the first time ever thanks to A Fantastic Woman. The drama about a trans woman dealing with the death of her partner was directed by Sebastian Lelio and stars Daniela Vega.
Guillermo del Toro takes home an Oscar for Best Director for The Shape of Water.
Guillermo del Toro gets another Oscar (alongside producer J. Miles Dale), officially making The Shape of Water the best movie of last year.