The 96th Academy Awards most commonly known as the Oscars is an upcoming ceremony, presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS). The best films from 2023 will be honored. The event will be taking place at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, on March 10, 2024.
This year the American television host and comedian Jimmy Kimmel is set to return for the fourth time as host, the 2024 Oscars will air at a new, earlier time of 4 p.m.-7:30 p.m. PT/7 p.m.-10:30 p.m. ET.
Society of the Snow just recently came out on December 22nd, 2023 and already has a nomination in the Oscars for Best International Feature Film. The movie was inspired by Uruguayan Pablo Vierci’s book ‘La sociedad de la nieve.’ Spanish David Martí and Montse Ribé have also been nominated for Makeup and Hairstyling.
Four Latinos are making history in the Oscar nominations.
The actor Colman Domingo achieved the milestone of being the first Afro-Latino nominee for Best Actor, recognized for his outstanding performance in the civil rights drama “Rustin.” His maternal lineage links to African-American heritage, while his paternal lineage traces back to African-Guatemalan roots. Notably, Domingo and Best Supporting Actress nominee Jodie Foster (“Nyad”) have made Oscar history by being the first openly LGBTQ actors nominated for portraying LGBTQ characters in the same year.
The actress America Ferrera who just recently won the SeeHer Award is also nominated in the Oscars this year. Her speech in the movie Barbie became viral after the movie came out and quickly became a defining moment in 2023. The speech helped women to remind themselves all over the world that they are not bound by societal expectations. This year, her meaningful acting has been recognized where she earns her first-ever nomination for Best Supporting Actress, acknowledging both her memorable speech and her performance as Gloria.
The American film producer and founding member of 2AM a Talent Management and Production company David Hinojosa has been nominated as a producer in the Best Picture category for the movie Past Lives, which starred Greta Lee, Teo Yoo, and John Magaro. David Hinojosa is of Puerto Rican and Mexican descent. He marks history by becoming the second American producer with Latino roots to be nominated for this category.
Lastly, the talented Rodrigo Prieto has added a new feat to his career with a new Oscar nomination for Best Cinematography. This time he is competing at the Academy Awards for his work in ‘Killers of the Flower Moon’, directed by Martin Scorsese.