Oscar 2020; these are the favorite films of Mexicans


These awards are given by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to the best in cinema in 2019. According to a survey conducted by Rebold Mexico, which is dedicated to data analysis, these are the favorites for the 2020 Oscar for Mexicans.

Latin America off the Oscar award list. Image Davidlohr Bueso via Flickr
Latin America off the Oscar award list. Image Davidlohr Bueso via Flickr

In the best film for Mexicans, the favorite is Joker, followed by The Irishman and in third place is 1917. We must remember that Mexican photographer Rodrigo Prieto participates in The Irishman, who is also nominated for an Oscar in the photography category.

On the other hand, if Joker wins this nomination, it could become the first film based on a comic book to win the statuette for Best Film.

Joaquin Phoenix is considered the winner by 12% of the population as Best Actor in this year's ceremony, being the favorite for his performance in Joker.

On the way to the evening's awards ceremony at the Oscars are these Mexican nominees: In the category for photography is Rodrigo Prieto for the film El Irlandés (and where producer Gastón Pavlovich also participates).

The Mexican Mayes Rubeo, for the costume design of Jojo Rabbit and finally, the actress Imelda Castro, who plays in the short film Saria.

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These are the nominees:

Best Film: The Irishman (Martin Scorsese), Jojo Rabbit (Taika Waititi), Joker (Todd Phillips), Little Women (Greta Gerwig), 1917 (Sam Mendes), Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (Quentin Tarantino), Parasites (Bong Joon-ho), Le Mans 66 (James Mangold), A Marriage Story (Noah Baumbach).

Best Director: Martin Scorsese, Todd Phillips, Sam Mendes, Quentin Tarantino, and Bong Joon Ho

Best Actor: Antonio Banderas, Leonardo DiCaprio, Adam Driver, Joaquin Phoenix, and Jonathan Pryce

Best Actress: Cynthia Erivo, Scarlett Johansson, Saoirse Ronan, Charlize Theron, and Renee Zellweger

Best Supporting Actress: Kathy Bates, Laura Dern, Scarlett Johansson, Florence Pugh, and Margot Robbie

Best Supporting Actor: Tom Hanks, Anthony Hopkins, Al Pacino, Joe Pesci, and Brad Pitt.

Best Cinematography: The Irishman with Rodrigo Prieto, Joker with Lawrence Sher, The Lighthouse with Jarin Blaschke, 1917 with Roger Deakins and Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood with Robert Richardson.

Best Animated Film: How to Train Your Dragon 3, Where's My Body, Klaus, Toy Story 4, Mr. Link and The Origin

Best Foreign Language Film: Parasites, Pain and Glory, Honeyland, Corpus Christi and Les Misérables.

Best Costume Design: The Irishman, Jojo Rabbit, Joker, Little Women and Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood.

Best Soundtrack: Joker, Little Women, History of a Marriage, 1917 and Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.

Best Soundtrack: Ford V Ferrari, Joker, 1917, Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.

Best Sound Mix: Ad Astra, Joker, 1917, Le Mans 66 and Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood.

Best Original Screenplay: Daggers in the Back, History of a Marriage, 1917, Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood and Parasites.

Best Documentary Short: In the Absence, Learning to skateboard in a warzone (if you're a girl), Life overtakes me, St.Louis Superman and Walk run cha-cha.

Best Animated Short Film: Dcera (Daughter), Hair Love Kitbull, Unforgettable, Sister, Kitbull, Daughter

Best Adapted Screenplay: The Irishman, Jojo Rabbit, Joker, Little Women, and The Two Popes.

Best Original Screenplay: Daggers in the Back, History of a Marriage 1917, Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood and Parasites.

Best Edition: Ford V Ferrari, The Irishman, Jojo Rabbit, Joker Parasites.

Best Production Design: The Irishman, Jojo Rabbit, 1917, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Parasites

Best Special Effects Oscar: Avengers: Endgame, The Irishman, The Lion King, 1917 and Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.

Best Original Song: Rocketman Dexter Fletcher, Frozen II Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee Harriet Kasi Lemmons, Beyond Hope Roxann Dawson and Toy Story 4 Josh Coney.

Best Makeup and Hair: The Scandal, Joker, Judy, 1917 and Evil: Master of Evil.

Best Documentary: American Factory, The cave, The edge of democracy, Para Sama and Honeyland.


Gabriela Calvache, director of the Ecuadorian film La mala Noche, told EL TELÉGRAFO that she was "very sad that no film from Latin America has been selected for the next phase in the race for the 2019 Academy Oscar Awards, but that she particularly "does not feel defeated, because it was an opportunity that validates a quality".

Her film was among 15 Latin American films in the running, along with others from Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Honduras, Mexico, Panama, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela.

"This has been the most difficult year in history for a foreign film because of the change in the category's name (it used to be non-English speaking)," said Calvache.

She also referred to the fact that on this occasion the 8,000 members of the Academy had to give their opinion, "which makes it difficult to be visible in order to attract the attention of all of them".

She said that from the beginning she knew it was a difficult contest and that what could be done was "a small campaign to reach those 8,000 members of the Hollywood Academy.

She was pleased because her candidacy took advantage of her to seek out more audiences. "We participated in several international festivals, the film had movement and that was positive."

The Amberá director did not overlook the situation in the region, which she described as a "complex moment" that undoubtedly affects the social fabric.

On Pain and Glory, by director Pedro Almodóvar, who entered the list of 10 pre-selected films, she said it is deserved. The film, which represented Spain in the Oscar for best international film, went on to the next stage in the race for the Hollywood Academy Awards on 9 February.

"I think that Almodóvar is always a strong candidate, for him it would be his third Oscar award, and he is the father of many Latin American filmmakers who in their production have given way to many trans characters. It is a joy that he is on that list".

The Academy's list

This year, 93 films had been submitted in this international category, which was a record until two were eliminated for having too many dialogues in English.

Spain's El País newspaper reported that seven of the titles were chosen by the voters in this category, whose work ended last Wednesday, and another three were added by an executive committee, which ensures that some of the season's great films are not left out, as has happened on other occasions.

Along with the Spanish film has come the other great favourite, the Korean film Parasites by Bong Joon-ho, winner of the Palme d'Or at Cannes, and which leads the field thanks to its campaign in the United States, where it is constantly winning awards, added El País.

This is not the only positive news for Spanish cinema, and in particular for Dolor y Gloria, since Alberto Iglesias' score for the Almodovar drama has also been cut from the Best Music section and is now on the list of 15 pre-selected films.

Iglesias could achieve his fourth Oscar nomination, although so far he has never been nominated for a Spanish film.

Two other films that have made the list - which this year, at its 92nd edition, will be called "best international film" - and could be in the quintet of nominees to be announced on January 13 are Ladj Ly's French film Les Misérables and Mati Diop's Senegalese film Atlantique, the first film noir to achieve this nomination.

The latter two films are products born at the Cannes Film Festival, such as Pain and Glory and Parasites, although the African title, produced mostly in France, has been released in the rest of the world on Netflix.

Kantemir Bagalov's Russian film, A Great Woman, has also made it onto the Hollywood shortlist.

By Mexicanist