10 Latino Golden Globe Winners!

We're less than an hour away from the 2013 Golden Globe Awards and we're celebrating Hollywood's big night by highlighting the talented Latinos who have earned the pretigous award throughout the years. Do you know every star who has made the cut?

1. Golden Globes: Rita Moreno

Rita Moreno (1961)

In 1961, trailblazer and Puerto Rican actress Rita Moreno won a Golden Globe for “Best Supporting Actress” in West Side Story, a classic film adaptation about star-crossed lovers and their forbidden romance. Moreno played the unforgettable role of Anita, best known for the cheeky transcultural rendition of “America.”

2. Golden Globes: Luis Puenzo

Luis Puenzo (1985)

The Argentine director snagged a Golden Globe award in 1985 for his dramatic storytelling of the child of a desaparecido, victims of tragic disappearances during the 1970s in Argentina. The Official Story was also the first Latin American film to win an Oscar for “Best Foreign Film.”

 

3. Golden Globes: Andy Garcia

Andy Garcia (1990)

In 1990, Andy Garcia nabbed the Golden Globe for “Best Supporting Actor” in the American gangster classic The Godfather Part III. The Cuban actor won many accolades for his spot-on depiction of the ruthless and cunning role of Vincent Mancini.

4. Golden Globes: Jimmy Smits

Jimmy Smits (1995) 

In 1995, the 56-year-old Nuyorican actor and NYPD Blue star won the Golden Globe for “Best Actor in a TV Drama Series” for his role as detective Bobby Simone. The memorable character was killed off in 1998 after suffering a failed heart transplant.

5. Golden Globes: Pedro Almodovar

Pedro Almodóvar (1999 & 2002)

Award winning screenwriter, producer, and director, Pedro Almodóvar earned two Golden Globes for “Best Foreign Language Film” for his works All About My Mother in 1999 and Talk to Her in 2002. The 62-year-old’s colorful pieces of work have made him quite arguably the most successful Spanish filmmaker of his time.

6. Golden Globes: Benicio del Toro

Benicio del Toro (2000)

The 44-year-old Boricua actor and director won “Best Supporting Actor” in 2000 for his role in the crime drama Traffic. The gritty film starred Del Toro as a police officer from Tijuana who witnesses endless corruption from the police and army forces.

7. Golden Globes: Alejandro Amenabar

Alejandro Amenábar (2004)

In 2004, Spanish-Chilean director Alejandro Amenábar won the Golden Globe for “Best Foreign Language Film” for The Sea Inside, inspired by the true story of a mechanic who suffers a diving accident and is left quadriplegic (played by Javier Bardem).

8. Golden Globes: Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

Alejandro Gonzalez Iñárritu (2006 & 2014)

Mexican film director, Alejandro Gonzalez Iñárritu received the Golden Globe in 2006 for the drama Babel, which won “Best Motion Picture.” The blockbuster starred Mexican actors Adriana Barraza and Gael García Bernal. Iñarritu also took the award for Best Screenplay for his movie Birdman

9. Golden Globes: America Ferrera

America Ferrera (2007)

In 2007, 31-year-old America Ferrera won “Best Performance by an Actress in a TV Series” for her memorable role as the ambiguous and corky Betty Suarez in “Ugly Betty.” Oh Betty, how we still miss thee!

10. Golden Globes: Javier Bardem

Javier Bardem (2007)

The same year as America Ferrera’s triumphant win, Spanish actor Javier Bardem won the Golden Globe for “Best Supporting Actor” in the adaptation of Cormac McCarthy’s No Country for Old Men. The 42-year-old’s depiction of a notorious serial killer was too convincing for words.

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