Monday, December 17, 2018

Lin-Manual Miranda among Latinos nominated for the Golden Globes

The Golden Globe nominations are celebrating a number of acclaimed Latino and Spanish-speaking actors as well as one of the film industry’s top directors, who hails from Mexico.
Lin-Manuel Miranda is up for a “Best Actor in a Motion Picture” for his performance in Mary Poppins Returns, a sequel to the beloved 1964 movie which tells the story of Mary Poppins’ reunion with Jane and her brother, Michael. Miranda stars as Jack, a lamplighter and former apprentice of Bert from the original film and features the talented musical theater star doing what he does best: singing and rapping.

Acclaimed Mexican film director Alfonso Cuarón scored several nominations for a movie that is the talk of film critics everywhere. The Mexican film director, screenwriter and producer was nominated for the “Best Director — Motion Picture” and “Best Screenplay — Motion Picture” categories for his work in Roma, which has also been nominated for the “Best Picture — Foreign Language” category.

Venezuelan actor Edgar Ramírez is up for Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Limited Series or TV Movie for his acclaimed portrayal of the late designer Gianni Versace in The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story. Spain is also seeing several talented actors in the Golden Globes lineup.

Antonio Banderas is nominated for “Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series or TV Movie” for his role as the painter Pablo Picasso in the Nat Geo show, “Genius: Picasso.” Spanish actress Penélope Cruz is nominated for “Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Motion Picture” for her portrayal of Donatella Versace in The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story.

Like Banderas, Cruz has been nominated for the award three times before for her performances in Volver (2006), Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008) and Nine (2009), but like Banderas, she’s never taken the award home yet.

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