15 Latino Contenders Oscar Voters Shouldn’t Overlook, from Sonia Braga to ‘La Llorona’

15 Latino Contenders Oscar Voters Shouldn’t Overlook, from Sonia Braga to ‘La Llorona’
It’s no secret that Latino artists are rarely nominated for mainstream accolades. Unless there’s a streaming behemoth supporting a famed director, like “Roma” back in 2018, Latin Americans and American Latinos are routinely shut out of the awards conversation.

Of course, that’s not because there’s a lack of worthy contenders. Among the many factors that keep the projects that do make it to screens in the United States from getting recognition, a crucial one is clear economic disparity in relation to titles with deep-pocketed distributors.

Most of these movies don’t have sizable budgets for marketing campaigns, which makes it difficult for them to get on the radar of awards pundits, the press in general, and, more importantly, Academy voters. Nevertheless, this season, once again, there are plenty of works by or about Latinos that Academy members can and should consider.

Some great documentaries — such as “Mucho Mucho Amor,
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