Lee Hernandez: Kids Choice Awards 2013: The Future Looks Bright for Latinos in Hollywood!
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
Hollywood isn't always fair to Latinos. We know this.
This year, a slew of roles that could've (and arguably, should've!) gone to Latino stars, were instead given to non-Latino talent like Ben Affleck, Naomi Watts, and Ewan McGregor. All three actors played characters based on real people -- and those real people were all Latinos...
Adding insult to injury, Javier Bardem was snubbed for what many believed was one of the finest performances EVER in a Bond film -- the role of the flamboyant Silva in Skyfall. In a nutshell, getting Latinos into this year's biggest movies -- and getting them to the Kodak Theater as Oscar nominees -- was, in two words: "The Impossible."
And it wasn't just the big screen that was unkind to Latino stars this year. Television, where we've seen some progress in recent years, had very little interest in Latinos as well. This was the year that only one Latino actor (Cuban-American actress JoAnna Garcia Swisher) had a lead role on a new major net
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