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Mexicans nominated for 2015 Oscars

February 22 marks the next Oscars and this year, Mexican filmmakers Alejandro González Iñárritu, Martín Hernández and Emmanuel Lubezki, have been nominated for various awards.

The movie Birdman, which has been nominated for Best Director and Best Picture, was co-written, produced and directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu. Awards for Best Sound Editing and Best Screenwriting have seen Martín Hernández nominated for his work in the movie, while Emmanuel Lubezki has been nominated for his Best Achievement in Cinematography. Lubezki was also nominated for an Oscar last year where he took home the same award for Best Achievement in Cinematography for the movie Gravity.

A nomination for Best Short Documentary has gone to the Mexican film, Reaper, which was written and directed by Gabriel Serra Argüello and produced by Centro de Capacitación Cinematográfica.

Last year, Alfonso Cuarón, director of Gravity, represented Mexico being the first Hispanic and Mexican to win an Academy Award for Best Director and Best Film Editing. Throughout his career, Cuarón has been nominated for a total of six Academy Awards.



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