Let’s get the (expected) bad news out of the way first. Most of your faves did not earn nominations from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. Not the ladies of Vida. Not One Day at a Time’s Rita Moreno. Not anyone from Jane the Virgin or Narcos: Mexico. Not the team behind Blindspotting. Not the Indie Spirit-nomination leader We the Animals. Not the guys in Monsters and Men. Not Benicio del Toro, whose show and co-star got nominated. Not Michael Peña who was in a bunch of things this year. Not Emmy nominee Ricky Martin, despite The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story leading the way in TV noms. Not any of the ladies from the Latino-created Pose, despite the Steven Canals-Ryan Murphy show about the ball scene earning a nod for Best TV drama. Not Tessa Thompson or Michelle Rodriguez or Emily Rios or Pedro Pascal or Gael Garcia Bernal or Diego Luna or many of the other Latino and Latin American actors who had juicy roles in critically acclaimed films and TV shows this past year.
As usual, despite a wealth of talent to pull from, the Golden Globes came up short when it came to singling out Latinx talent. Thankfully, two award season staples (one a multiple Oscar winner, the other a multiple Tony winner) were able to pick up the slack. You’ll find both of them as well as the newest iteration of your favorite Marvel web-slinger below in the albeit short list of Latino nominees below.
The Golden Globe Awards will air January 6, 2019, on NBC.
Roma, Best Motion Picture – Foreign Language
Written, directed, and lensed by Alfonso Cuarón, Roma tells the story of a middle-class family in Mexico City and their maid Cleo set during the 1970s – a turbulent time in the country’s history.
The Best Motion Picture Award for the Foreign Language category is given to the director of the film.
Edgar Ramirez, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story, Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Alfonso Cuaron (Roma), Best Screenplay – Motion Picture
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, Best Motion Picture – Animated
Miles Morales, a Afro-Latino Brooklyn teen who appears in Marvel Comics as Spider-Man, finally got his own movie with this flashy animated feature.
The Best Motion Picture Award for the Animated category is given to the accredited
directors and the individual producers including Cuban-American writer-producer Phil Lord.
Lin-Manuel Miranda (Mary Poppins Returns), Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
Alfonso Cuaron (Roma), Best Director – Motion Picture
Pose, Best Television Series – Drama
The nomination goes to the producers of the show including Nuyorican writer and creator Steven Canals.