Guillermo del Toro, Alejandro González Iñárritu and Alfonso Cuarón surprised by meeting at an event called Los Tres Amigos in conversation about creation and collaboration, which was held this Friday night at the Academy Museum in Hollywood.
In the talk, which was organized by Netflix, they talked about their life and career, as well as the development of their respective most recent film projects.
This meeting was documented in a photograph where the three appear posing and carrying the puppets from the movie Pinocchio (directed by Del Toro). “The three friends meet. Guillermo del Toro, Alejandro G. Iñárritu and Alfonso Cuarón with Spatzzatura, Gepetto and Pinocchio,” the platform wrote in the caption of the photo. The image was also shared on the Instagram accounts of Pinocchio and Guillermo del Toro.
This film was recently recognized in Capri, within the framework of the Hollywood International Film Festival, as Best Animation and Best Original Score, and is on the Oscar shortlist for Best Original Song, for the song Ciao papa, and in the Best Sound category.
For its part, Bardo, by González Iñárritu, is shaping up to be the representative of Mexico in the next edition of the Academy Awards.
The Mexican filmmakers have been known in Hollywood as “The three amigos” since Alejandro González Iñárritu’s first Oscar and previous Golden Globe nomination for Best Foreign Language Film for Amores perros in 2001 paved the way for their colleagues. and, indeed, friends, Alfonso Cuarón and Guillermo del Toro. Cuarón competed in the same category for the Golden Globe in 2002 with Y tu mamá también.
In 2007, Del Toro’s Pan’s Labyrinth was shortlisted for Best Foreign Language Film and González Iñárritu was nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Director for Babel. Cuarón won Best Director in 2014 for Gravity and in 2019 with Roma.
The awards considered before the Oscars also distinguished González Iñárritu for directing The Revenant, in 2016. He had already competed in 2015 with Birdman, for which he won the Best Screenplay award and was nominated for Best Foreign Language Film, the same category in which he was nominated by Biutiful in 2011.
Guillermo del Toro won the Golden Globe for Best Director in 2018 with The Shape of Water, a film awarded that same year with four Oscars, including Best Director and Best Picture.
Precisely the Oscar was the award that consolidated “The three amigos” by recognizing them as directors. Cuarón won in 2014 with Gravity, Alejandro González Iñárritu in 2015 with Birdman and in 2016 with The Revenant, in addition to the four statuettes for Del Toro for The Shape of Water.