Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ariana DeBose and other Latino artists receive 2022 Oscar nominations.
DeBose, who is an Afro Latina of Puerto Rican descent, is nominated in the best supporting actress for her performance for the iconic role of Anita in Steven Spielberg’s version of "West Side Story." The movie also got a coveted best picture nomination.
Miranda's tune “Dos Oruguitas” from Disney's 60th animated feature film, “Encanto,” landed him a best original song nomination. Miranda looks to add to his Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar, and a Tony Award.
Film composer Germaine Franco was nominated for best original score nomination for her work in "Encanto." Franco, a Mexican American born in El Paso, was the first Latina to be invited to join the Motion Picture Academy and the first to win an Annie Award for her previous work scoring Disney’s animated feature film “Coco,” set in Mexico.
Penelope received her fourth Academy Award nomination for her portrayal of one of two single mothers who meet at the hospital, where their newborns are accidentally switched at birth, in Pedro Almodovar's Parallel Mothers.
Guillermo Del Toro for received Academy Awards nomination for Nightmare Alley, which is nominated for Best Picture. He directed and co-produced the feature.
Other notable stars are Carlos Lopez Estrada, son of renowned Mexican producer Carla Estrada, and know for his dramatic productions and telenovelas, stars in the film Raya and the Last Dragon, Best Animated Feature. Eugenio Derbez stars in the film CODA as Bernardo Villalobos, a music teacher who helps Ruby Rossi, the protagonist who wants to be a singer - CODA is nominated for Best Picture at this year's ceremony.