Another great year for Mexican directors at the Oscars

Fresh off the Golden Globes, where it garnered two wins out of its seven nods, “Birdman,” along with “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” lead the 87th Academy Award Nominations for the 2015 Oscars. It’s been a great year for Mexican film director Alejandro Gonzalez Iñarritu and the release of his 2014 dark comedy film “Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)” starring Michael Keaton and Emma Stone. SEE ALSO: Gina Rodriguez nabs Golden Globe for dreaming big Much like Alfonso Cuaron’s success with “Gravity” at the 2014 Oscars, where it lead with 10 nods, Iñarritu’s flick leads this year’s awards show with nine nominations. Best Picture Best Actor in a Leading Role – Michael Keaton Best Actor in a Supporting Role – Edward Norton Best Actress in a Supporting Role – Emma Stone Best Cinematography – Emmanuel Best Directing – Alejandro Gonzalez Iñarritu Best Sound Editing Best Sound Mixing Best Writing – Original Screenplay Though we’re sure winning all nine would be of great achievement for the director and his team, what we’re highly rooting for is the win of Best Picture. “Birdman” is up for the title against “American Sniper,” “The Imitation Game,” “Selma,” “Boyhood,” “The Theory of Everything,” “The Grand Budapest Hotel” and “Whiplash.” It would also be great if he garners the title for Best Director, becoming the second Mexicano to win the prestige honor at the Oscars. All eyes are already set on the Latino director after taking home two wins at the 2015 Golden Globes for Best Screenplay in a Motion Picture and Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical by Michael Keaton. And to think that Iñarritu –who directed drama films “Babel,” “21 Grams” and “Amores Perros”– doubted many times of this production. “I’m very happy and proud of sharing with these friends this profound and fun experience,” he said of his crew at the Golden Globe press room. “If you knew our work before, you’d never think this was a good idea…to make a comedy. We’re not funny guys, we laugh a lot about tragic things,” he added. Whatever the outcome, we’re pretty sure that “Birdman” won’t leave empty handed at this year’s movie event taking place on February 22nd. SEE ALSO: Cuaron becomes the first Mexican to win best director at the Oscars For the complete list of the 2015 Oscars nominations, click here.The post Another great year for Mexican directors at the Oscars appeared first on Voxxi.

Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, Winner of Best Screenplay – Motion Picture for ‘Birdman’, onstage during the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 11, 2015 (Photo: Paul Drinkwater/NBCUniversal via Getty Images)

Fresh off the Golden Globes, where it garnered two wins out of its seven nods, “Birdman,” along with “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” lead the 87th Academy Award Nominations for the 2015 Oscars.

It’s been a great year for Mexican film director Alejandro Gonzalez Iñarritu and the release of his 2014 dark comedy film “Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)” starring Michael Keaton and Emma Stone.

SEE ALSO: Gina Rodriguez nabs Golden Globe for dreaming big

Much like Alfonso Cuaron’s success with “Gravity” at the 2014 Oscars, where it lead with 10 nods, Iñarritu’s flick leads this year’s awards show with nine nominations.

  • Best Picture
  • Best Actor in a Leading Role – Michael Keaton
  • Best Actor in a Supporting Role – Edward Norton
  • Best Actress in a Supporting Role – Emma Stone
  • Best Cinematography – Emmanuel
  • Best Directing – Alejandro Gonzalez Iñarritu
  • Best Sound Editing
  • Best Sound Mixing
  • Best Writing – Original Screenplay

Though we’re sure winning all nine would be of great achievement for the director and his team, what we’re highly rooting for is the win of Best Picture. “Birdman” is up for the title against “American Sniper,” “The Imitation Game,” “Selma,” “Boyhood,” “The Theory of Everything,” “The Grand Budapest Hotel” and “Whiplash.”

It would also be great if he garners the title for Best Director, becoming the second Mexicano to win the prestige honor at the Oscars.

All eyes are already set on the Latino director after taking home two wins at the 2015 Golden Globes for Best Screenplay in a Motion Picture and Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical by Michael Keaton.

And to think that Iñarritu –who directed drama films “Babel,” “21 Grams” and “Amores Perros”– doubted many times of this production.

“I’m very happy and proud of sharing with these friends this profound and fun experience,” he said of his crew at the Golden Globe press room. “If you knew our work before, you’d never think this was a good idea…to make a comedy. We’re not funny guys, we laugh a lot about tragic things,” he added.

Whatever the outcome, we’re pretty sure that “Birdman” won’t leave empty handed at this year’s movie event taking place on February 22nd.

SEE ALSO: Cuaron becomes the first Mexican to win best director at the Oscars

For the complete list of the 2015 Oscars nominations, click here.

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