A handful of Latinos won Oscars last night

Top: Alejandro González Iñárritu, and Emmanuel Lubezki Bottom, L to R: Jonas Rivera and Pete Docter, Gabriel Osorio-Vargas and Pato Escala

Top: Alejandro González Iñárritu, and Emmanuel Lubezki
Bottom, L to R: Jonas Rivera and Pete Docter, Gabriel Osorio-Vargas and Pato Escala

At the 88th Academy Awards, lack of diversity was the issue hanging over the event thanks to no people of color being nominated in any of the acting categories.

In other categories, however, there were a handful of Latinos nominated and some of them actually won. Check out the very small list:

Best Cinematography

The Revenant, Emmanuel Lubezki (Mexico)
Carol, Ed Lachman
The Hateful Eight, Robert Richardson
Mad Max: Fury Road, John Seale
Sicario, Roger Deakins

Best Animated Short Film

Bear Story, Gabriel Osorio-Vargas and Pato Escala (Chile)
Prologue, Richard Williams and Imogen Sutton
Sanjay’s Super Team: Sanjay Patel and Nicole Grindle
We Can’t Live Without Cosmos, Konstantin Bronzit
World of Tomorrow, Don Hertzfeldt

Best Animated Feature

Inside Out, Pete Docter and Jonas Rivera (USA)
Anomalisa, Charlie Kaufman, Duke Johnson and Rosa Tran
Boy and the World, Ale Abreu
Shaun the Sheep Movie, Mark Burton and Richard Starzak
When Marnie Was There, Hiromasa Yonebayashi and Yoshiaki Nishimura

Best Director

The Revenant,  Alejandro González Iñárritu (Mexico)
The Big Short, Adam McKay
Mad Max: Fury Road, George Miller
Room, Lenny Abrahamson
Spotlight, Tom McCarthy

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Quibian Salazar-Moreno is co-founder of The Hollywood Shuffle. He's an experienced entertainment journalist based in Los Angeles, by way of Denver, Colorado.