Four Latinos are among the nominees for the 2013 Oscars announced Thursday by hosts Seth MacFarlane, creator of Family Guy, and actress Emma Stone.
The standouts in this year’s Oscar nominations by sheer volume of nominations are Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln with 12 Oscar nominations followed by Life of Pi with 11.
Chilean cinematographer Claudio Miranda was among those Life of Pi nominations. He received an Oscar nomination for Best Cinematographer. In 2008, Miranda was nominated for the same award for his work in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, starring Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett.
Also from Chile, the film No directed by Pablo Larrain was among five foreign films that received an Oscar nomination for Best Foreign Film. No is based on the brutal dictatorship of Chilean Gen. Augusto Pinochet. The film stars Gael Garcia Bernal who plays an executive who engineered an advertising campaign that brought down Pinochet with a 1988 referendum that allowed citizens to vote on his regime, which ended his rule. The 36-year-old Larrain’s film won the top Directors’ Fortnight prize at Cannes film festival. No will be released in February.
Mexican Jose Antonio Garcia was nominated for an Oscar for Best Sound Mixing in Ben Affleck’s Argo, along with John Reitz and Gregg Rudloff.
Paco Delgado from Spain was nominated for an Oscar for Best Costume Design for Les Miserables. He is credited with helping actress Anne Hathaway pull off the emancipated look for her role as Fantine in the film. Delgado told Popstyle that his team created more than 2,200 outfits for the cast of Les Miserables.
Oscar winners will be announced at the 85th Academy Award show on Feb. 24.