Reminder: A Latina Has Never Won The Oscar For Best Actress
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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced their much-anticipated nominees for the 89th Annual Academy Awards on Tuesday.
Even before I glanced at the list of performers with nods this year, I knew who I wouldn’t find among the names: a Latina actress. Why? Because a Latina has never won an Oscar for Best Actress ― not once in nearly 90 years of Oscar history!
In that time, we’ve invented the color television, handheld phones, radar, lasers, the personal computer, the internet. We created VHS tapes, replaced them with DVDs, then Blu-Ray (sort of), then Netflix. We put a man on the moon and thawed the Cold War. And still, the world has yet to see a Latina actress take home an Academy Award for Best Actress.
In fact, the last time a Latina was nominated for Best Actress was Catalina Sandino Moreno for “Maria Full of Grace” in 2004. That means it’s been 13 years since a Latina actress has even been nominated in the category.
And Latinxs have
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