Yalitza Aparicio, Michel Franco, Felipe Cazals and Álex García are among the select group of talents in world cinematography invited by the Academy awarded by the Oscars to vote on the next nominations.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS, for its acronym in English) announced that this year 819 artists and executives from 68 countries were invited.
A couple of American friends told me that they were going to propose me, along with other directors and screenwriters, and I said that it seemed good to me. I don't mention their names, but great!
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I think that all the presence that Mexicans can have in the world is very important and sum. I see it as part of a collective effort, it is moving forward and it is part of our pride, "Franco said yesterday, in a telephone interview.
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The director of "After Lucia and The Daughters of April", who was also invited to join along with producer Álex García and the casting director Carla Hoolcelebrated that the Academy open up to new mentalities and give preponderance to the Hispanic community.
I don't think in terms of minorities, we are a lot of Mexicans in the United States. There is a close relationship between the Mexican and the economy of that country. We are a motor in the economy and we Mexicans represent effort and perseverance, "he said.
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In a year where pandemic The film industry hit, US media pointed out that the diversity of invitations is an effort to generate more inclusion in the applications.
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In the face of complaints of poor selection from various racial communities, such as African American and latinAs well as women, many of the guests represent them, such as Cynthia Erivo, Eva Longoria, Olivia Wilde, Awkwafina and Zendaya.
According to statistics released with the names of the guests, 49 percent are foreigners and many of them work outside the US, which will allow us to offer a more global vision of the guests. voters when selecting films for nomination.
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The Oscars, like various celebrations and awards, changed its date from February to April 25, 2021 due to the Covid-19 and the delay of many releases for the season.