January 31, 2023

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Oscars: Alfonso Cuaron and Guillermo del Toro could make history

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Alfonso Cuarón could tie a record set by Kenneth Branagh last year when the Academy Awards nominations are announced on January 24.

As one of the producers of the Disney short “Le Pupil”, he received a nom in the Best Live Action Short category. The mention will mark the seventh Oscar category in which the filmmaker has been recognized. He will be the first Latino to achieve this feat, as well as the second after Branagh last year with “Belfast.”

The short film, directed by Alice Rohrwacher and co-produced by Carlo Cresto-Dina, Cuarón and Gabriela Rodriguez, who became the first Latina to be nominated for Best Picture with “Roma” (2018), looks into the minds of girls on the verge of a strict religious boarding at Christmas. of school

Cuaron is currently tied with George Clooney and Walt Disney, who have both been recognized in six different categories throughout their careers. Cuaron’s 10 career Oscar noms are spread across Best Picture, Director, Original Screenplay, Adapted Screenplay, Cinematography and Editing. He won four statues: director and editing for “Gravity” and director and cinematography for “Roma.”

Fun fact: Oscar winner Guillermo del Toro may join the six-tier spot vacated by Cuarón, another member of “Three Amigos.”

In addition to being a lock for “Pinocchio” in best animated feature, del Toro is a potential candidate for a second nom for original song as the lyricist for the whimsical track “Ciao Papa.” If the Netflix movie can pull off a surprise in Adapted Screenplay (which is entirely possible given the supposed weakness of that race), it will be del Toro’s sixth category after appearing in Best Picture, Director and Original Screenplay (animated and with music if they star). Fruitful) is a beloved writer who won two Oscars for Best Picture and Director for “The Shape of Water” (2017). If “Pinocchio” wins animated feature, he will be the first person to win Oscars for picture, direction and animation.

And if Alejandro González Iñárritu’s “Bardo” is nominated for directing or international feature, “Three Friends” will be nominated for an Oscar. It will be the second time since 2006 that all three have been recognized individually, following “Babel”, “Children of Men” and “Pan’s Labyrinth”. All lost their prize.

Oscar voting is currently underway and will end on January 17 at 5pm PT

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