The most wonderful time of the year is finally here: Awards season! The glitz, the glam, the controversy will all come together at the 2019 Oscars (airing February 24), and we can't wait!
Like last year's red carpet, 2019 will surely be star-studded and dazzling. However, there's one thing that will make this year's show particularly special for the Latinx community and women: the Netflix hit Roma.
Scoring an epic ten nominations, the Alfonso Cuaron-directed film is seen as a milestone achievement for Latinas. Mexican actress (and newcomer) Yalitza Aparicio is nominated for Best Actress, Alfonso is nominated for Best Director, and the film itself got nods for Foreign Language Film and Best Picture.
We're taking a look back at past Latinx Oscar winners that have played a part in changing the Hollywood landscape in a more Latinclusive way.
Guillermo Del Toro
The Mexican filmmaker was previously nominated for his 2007 fantasy hit Pan's Labyrinth. But it was his 2018 flick Shape of Water that finally scored him two wins—Best Picture and Best Director.