By Kamren Curiel | 02/27/2013 - 11:53
Sure, Sunday's Academy Awards was filled with enough glitz and glam to make your eyes sore, but it was also a sad moment when Mexican American actress Lupe Ontiveros was missing during the 2012 memorial tribute. The snub resulted in a grassroots campaign that pressured the Academy to include her in their online tribute, which she was also absent from.
By Sugey Palomares | 02/21/2013 - 15:55
Oscars' time is fast approaching! As we countdown to cheer on our favorite celebrities and check out what they rock to the red carpet, we also can’t help but acknowledge that Latino nominees were pretty much non-existent this year. We are taking matters into our own hands with our signature Latino recast. Hollywood can sure use more diversity! Check out our picks and let us know what you think!
By Tom Castaneda | 01/26/2013 - 18:39
It’s the ultimate prize in Hollywood: the Oscar. Granted by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the coveted Academy Award statuettes have been doled out annually since 1929 as an award “of merit for distinctive achievement" in the industry. But it wasn’t until nearly 20 years later that the first Latino earned an Academy Award nomination.
By Lee Hernandez | 02/26/2012 - 23:24
When Mexican-born Demián Bichir stepped out on the red carpet for this year’s 84th annual Academy Awards with his mother Maricruz Nájera on his arm, we were inspired. What other mama’s boys have chosen to show off their mothers as their Oscars dates?
By Jill Pankow | 02/26/2012 - 20:48
Who says you need a date to the biggest night in Hollywood? If you are an A-list Latina leading lady like Jennifer Lopez, Penelope Cruz or Cameron Diaz you sure don’t! These three exceptionally stunning women arrived on the Oscars red carpet without their leading men.
By Jill Pankow | 02/26/2012 - 19:58
Those of you watching the Oscars red carpet were lucky enough to steal a peek of the feature film directed and written by Mexican-American Aurora Guerrero. The movie, Mosquita y Mari, was filmed in Los Angeles’ Huntington Park and focuses on the lives of two high school Chicanos.
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 02/24/2012 - 10:30
How well do you know your Latino Oscar history (and fashion!)? Take our quiz and find out, and don’t forget to watch the show on Sunday, when Mexican actor Demian Bichir and Argentinian-French actress Berenice Bejo vie for acting prizes at the Oscars.
By Jill Pankow | 02/10/2012 - 11:53
There’s a new addition to the ever expanding list of Oscar presenters, and this time the Academy is welcoming former winner Penelope Cruz! It was announced today by producers Brian Grazer and Don Mischer, according to Deadline.com, that the Spanish actress will be handing out one of the coveted awards come February 26th.
By Jill Pankow | 02/08/2012 - 10:02
Oscar nominee Bérénice Bejo has her dress for the Academy Awards on lock. The Argentinean actress will be attending the Oscars as a contender for the best actress award thanks to her incredible work in The Artist which was directed by her husband, Michel Hazanavicius, who has also been nominated.
By Jill Pankow | 02/06/2012 - 14:30
It was recently announced that Cameron Diaz has been added to the list of presenters handing out awards at the 84th Academy Awards, which will be held the end of this month, according to Hollywood Reporter. This means Diaz will be joining a list that already includes upcoming What to Expect When You’re Expecting co-star Jennifer Lopez along with Tom Hanks, Hal