Oscar Awards 2022: These are the Mexicans who have won a golden statuette since 1949

Mexico.- The 94th edition of the Oscar awards is hours away from being held, and the excitement of meeting the winners is greater due to the presence in the competition of Mexicans such as William of the BullCarlos López Estrada and Eugenio Derbez, although the latter is not directly nominated.

From recent years to date, national talent has been taking on greater relevance in the Academy Awards, which is why here we present a count of the artists born in Mexico who have won the coveted golden statuette.

Alfonso Cuarón has won five Oscars. Photo: Special

Alfonso Cuaron

Film director Alfonso Cuarón has won five Oscars: three of them were in 2018 for “Roma” in the categories of Best Foreign Language Film, Best Director and Best Photography.

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But in 2014 he had already achieved two statuettes in the categories of Best Director and Best Editing, shared with Mark Sanger, for “Gravity”.

Alejandro González Iñárritu has won four Academy Awards, as well as a special Oscar. Photo: Instagram

Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

‘El Negro’, as the film director is known, has won four Oscars during his career; in 2015, with “Birdman”, he triumphed in the Best Picture categories, shared with John Lesher and James W. Skotchdopole; Best Direction and Best Original Screenplay, shared with Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, Jr. and Armando Bo.

In 2017 he repeated as Best Director, this time for “The Revenant” and this same year he also received a special Oscar for “Carne y arena”, a virtual reality piece he made together with Emmanuel Lubezki.

‘El Chivo’ Lubezki has won the Oscars for Director of Photography three times. Photo: Special

Emmanuel Lubezki

‘El Chivo’, nickname by which the director of photography is known, has been recognized three times with the Oscar Award, all in the category of Best Photography.

In 2014 for “Gravity”; in 2015 for “Birdman” and in 2017 for “The Revenant”.

Guillermo del Toro has won two Academy Awards; this year he is nominated again. Photo: Instagram

William of the Bull

‘El Gordo’, as they affectionately call the film director from Guadalajara, finally became the winner of two Oscars in 2017 in the categories of Best Film and Best Director for “The Shape of Water”; This film also won the statuettes for Best Soundtrack, for Alexandre Desplat and Best Production Design, for Paul D. Austerberry, Jeffrey A. Melvin and Shane Vieau.

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Actor Anthony Quinn won two Oscars during his career. Photo: Special

Anthony Quinn

The Chihuahua-born actor won two Oscars for Best Supporting Actor for the movie “Viva Zapata!” in 1952 and for his role in “Lust for Life” in 1956.

Emile Kuri was the first Mexican to win an Oscar. Photo: Special

Emile Curi

Born in Cuernavaca, Morelos, he became the first Mexican to win an Oscar, in 1949 he won the statuette in the category of Best Production Design for the film “The Heiress”, an honor he repeated in 1954, this time for the film “20 thousand leagues under the sea”.

Manuel Arango won a double award in 1971. Photo: Special

Manuel Arango

In 1971, the Tampico native made history, as his short film “Sentinels of Silence” won in the Best Short Film category and also in the Best Documentary Short Film category.

Cruz Antonio Contreras was part of the animation team for the film “Spider-Man: A New Universe”, which won in 2019. Photo: Special

Cruz Antonio Contreras Mastache

The Mexican was part of the animation team in “Spider-Man: A New Universe”, which in 2019 won Best Animated Film.

Eugenio Caballero won the award for Best Production Design in 2006. Photo: Special

Eugene Knight

The art director born in Mexico City, won the Oscar statuette in 2006 in the category of Best Production Design for “El Laberinto del Fauno”, directed by Guillermo del Toro.

Guillermo Navarro won in the Best Photography category for ‘El Laberinto del Fauno’. Photo: Special

William Navarro

Guillermo del Toro’s film, “El Laberinto del Fauno”, gave another Mexican an Oscar, it was the award for Best Photography.

Lupita Nyong’o, born in CDMX, won Best Supporting Actress in 2014. Photo: Special

Lupita Nyong’o

The actress born in Mexico City, of Kenyan descent, won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress in 2014 for the film “12 Years a Slave.”

Beatrice De Alba stood out at the Oscar Awards in 2003 for the film ‘Frida’. Photo: Special

Beatrice Alba

In 2003 she became the winner of the Oscar in the category of Best Makeup for the film “Frida”.

Gonzalo Gavira worked on the sound crew for the award-winning film “El Exorcista” in 1974. Photos: Specials

Gonzalo Gavira

The Mexican was part of the team of sound engineers for the film “The Exorcist”, which in 1974 won the Oscar for Best Sound, although his name is not officially included, since they only considered the sound engineers.

Carlos Cortés, Michelle Couttolenc and Jaime Baksht won in 2021 for ‘Sound of metal’. Photo: Special

Jaime Baksht, Michelle Couttolenc and Carlos Cortés

In 2021, this group of Mexicans won the gold statuette in the Best Sound category for their work on the movie Sound of Metal.

The 94th Oscar Awards ceremony will take place this Sunday, March 27, at the iconic Dolby Theater in Hollywood.

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