The Latino presence is felt at the 2022 Oscars

The 94th edition of the Oscars, to be held at the Dolby Theater of Los Angeles, this March 27, will have a strong Latin presence in the most important categories such as best movie, best supporting actress, best original song and best animated film.

Best film

Tape the alley of the souls lost, directed by the Mexican William delToro, is nominated for the most important category of the night, although the critics do not have high expectations due to the strong competition from other productions: the power of the dog or dunes.

However, the film is nominated in other three categories, best cinematography, best costumes and best production design.

Del Toro has already taken home two Oscars before, in 2017 he received the award for best film and best director for the film the shape of water.

Best Supporting Actress

Ariana DeBose, an American actress with a Puerto Rican father, is nominated for her work in the new version of the film West Side Story.

DeBose is the favorite to win this award; she, because she has already been awarded at the Golden Globes, at the SAG, Bafta and at the Critics Choice Awards.

best original song

Puerto Rican artist and composer Lin-Manuel Miranda is nominated for the musical composition of the theme two caterpillarsplayed by Colombian Sebastián Yatra for the Disney movie Charminspired by Colombia.

This is the first song in Spanish to be nominated after 17 years, when Uruguayan Jorge Drexler won the statuette for Across the river, from the film The Motorcycle Diaries.

Compete against Billie Eilish with no time to die, from the James Bond film of the same name; Van Morrison with his down to joyof Belfast; and Beyonce and be alive for Williams method.

best animated film

Mexican director Carlos López Estrada is nominated in this category with the Disney film Raya and the last dragonset in Southeast Asia.

In addition, he was part of the creative team of Charmwhich is also nominated in this category.

Best animated short film

The Chilean short film Beast, Directed by Hugo Covarrubias and Tevo Díaz, it represents Latin America in this category. The film is centered on one of the hardest times of the Pinochet dictatorship.