America Ferrera Picks Up an Oscar Nomination

To the delight of many, Actress America Ferrera just picked up an Oscar nomination for her historic role as Latina mom, Gloria, in this summer’s hit movie “Barbie.”

The Honduran-American actress has been nominated for a Best Supporting Actress Award for her role.

America Ferrera, who was not nominated for a Golden Globe or SAG Award for her “Barbie” role, did receive a the coveted #SeeHer award at the Critics Choice Awards. Her inspirational speech during the award ceremony went viral on social media outlets including Instagram and TikTok.

America Ferrera’s Oscar Journey

Ferrera first won our hearts for her role as Betty Suarez in the ABC comedy-drama series “Ugly Betty” – a role which earned her a Primetime Emmy Award, a Golden Globe Award, and a Screen Actors Guild Award.

In her nominated role for “Barbie,” Ferrera plays Gloria, a Mattel employee who becomes Barbie’s friend and helps save Barbies from indoctrination into the patriarchy. Ferrera’s performance in the movie has been praised by critics and audiences alike. If she wins the Oscar this year, she would be just the third Latina to win in the category.

“Only two others — Rita Moreno, who is Puerto Rican, and Lupita Nyong’o, who is Mexican and Kenyan — have won a best supporting actress Oscar out of eight nominated. No Latinas have won best actress at the Oscars, but five have been nominated,” CBS reports.

More Oscars Award Nominations

Other Latinos who were nominated for an Oscar yesterday include Colman Domingo for his role as civil rights activist Bayard Rustin in the biopic “Rustin.” He made history for his best actor award nomination.

“For his role in ‘Rustin,’ Domingo became only the second openly gay man to earn a nomination for playing a gay character,” the New York Times reports.

“The Fire Inside,” written by Diane Warren and recorded by Mexican-American Singer Becky G , for the movie Flamin’ Hot, was nominated for the Best Original Song award.

Cuban-American Producer Phil Lord was nominated for his work on “Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse.”

David Hinojosa, who is of Puerto Rican and Mexican descent, earned an Oscar nomination as a producer in the Best Picture category for the film “Past Lives.”

Mexican cinematographer Rodrigo Prieto received an Oscar nomination for the Martin Scorsese drama “Killers of the Flower Moon.”

Spanish Director JA Bayona‘s new Netflix hit, “Society of the Snow’, was also nominated for two Academy Awards this year.

“The film, which tells the story of the survival of 16 passengers who were on board Uruguayan Air Force Flight 571 after crashing in the Andes mountains, has been nominated for Best International Feature Film and Best Makeup and Hairstyling,” CatalanNews explains.

Plus, the Spanish production “Robot Dreams,” by Pablo Berger, was nominated for Best Animated Feature Film. 

The Nuestro Stories editorial team will be covering the 96th Annual Oscars Award show on ABC on March 10. 


By Nuestro Stories Staff

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