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.