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A Look at the Latinos Who Made it Big in Hollywood

Latinos have been steadily making names for themselves in Hollywood, both behind and in front of the camera.
Antonio Sanchez

Antonio Sanchez, Drum Soloist for Best Picture Winner ‘Birdman’, to Perform Live Alongside Movie in NYC

When Oscar winning director Alejandro González Iñárritu created “Birdman,” he recognized that the intense characters, heavy dialogue and the overall raw storyline needed to be accompanied by some compelling music. That’s where Mexican-born New York City-based drummer Antonio Sanchez came in – and needless to say, he worked his magic by merging together fierce, frantic beats with the film’s fast-pace and intense emotions. Sanchez, also an “accomplished jazzer” best known for his collaboration with guitar legend Pat Metheny, contributed the improvised solos throughout the film.
Antonio Sanchez

Antonio Sanchez, Drum Soloist for Best Picture Winner ‘Birdman’, to Perform Live Alongside Movie in NYC

When Oscar winning director Alejandro González Iñárritu created “Birdman,” he recognized that the intense characters, heavy dialogue and the overall raw storyline needed to be accompanied by some compelling music. That’s where Mexican-born New York City-based drummer Antonio Sanchez came in – and needless to say, he worked his magic by merging together fierce, frantic beats with the film’s fast-pace and intense emotions. Sanchez, also an “accomplished jazzer” best known for his collaboration with guitar legend Pat Metheny, contributed the improvised solos throughout the film.
Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Saturn Awards 2015: 'Birdman' Surprises, 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier', 'Interstellar' Lead Nominees

The Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror films has announced its annual Saturn Award nominations with "Captain America: The Winter Solider" and "Interstellar" leading the nominations.
Fifty Shades of Grey

Box Office Analysis & Recap: 'Fifty Shades of Grey' Flops, 'Birdman' Continues to Soar

"Fifty Shades of Grey" won the box office for the second consecutive weekend but crashed after a massive opening.
Sean penn Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

Oscar-Winning Mexican Filmmaker Not Offended by Sean Penn's Green Card Joke

Actor Sean Penn stirred a social media debate this weekend with a Green Card comment toward film director Alejandro González Iñárritu, a Mexican national. In the U.S., however, millions have tried to receive a Green Card but only thousands are available.
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu won the Best Director and Picture award at the Oscars, thus making Latin American history.

Oscars 2015: Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu & "Birdman" Make Latin American History

One of the big stories to circulate after the announcement of the Oscar nominations was the lack of diversity. Most prominently, "Selma," a film about Martin Luther King, was shut out in all but two categories. There was no diversity in the acting categories either. And yet, Latin Americans had solid representation at the 87th Academy Awards. One best picture nominee was helmed and shot by Mexicans and also had a few Argentine nominees as well. Another Argentine film was nominated for the best foreign language film. So how did Latin Americans do at the big ceremony?
Birdman

Oscars 2015: Mexican Director Alejandro González Iñárritu's 'Birdman' Wins Best Picture

"Birdman" won the Best Picture of the Year Sunday night at the Academy Awards after one of the closest races in years.
Alejandro Gonzelez Inarritu has had a brief but potent filmography thus far.

Oscars 2015: How Mexican Director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu's Career Grew From Novice to Oscar-Worthy

"Birdman" is Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu's most successful film on a number of fronts. It is the highest grossing film by the Mexican auteur. It is also his most critically lauded film as well. And it might also be the film that allows the filmmaker to taste Oscar glory for the first time. A look at his filmography might not leave a viewer completely overwhelmed. After all "Birdman" is his only his fifth film. But to the surprise of no one, every single film that the director has created has been accepted with open arms by critics and audiences alike. Here is a retrospective look at his filmmaking.
Boyhood/The Imitation Game/Birdman/The Grand Budapest Hotel

Oscar 2015 Predictions, Best Picture: Why 'Birdman' Will Beat 'Boyhood'

Latin Post predicts which film will Best Picture at the Academy Awards on Oscar Sunday.
Birdman

Oscars 2015 Predictions, Best Director: Why Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu Will Win the Oscar

The Best Director category has become one of the most unpredictable categories this year as three directors could easily win the top prize. However, one director, Mexican filmmaker Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, could walk away with the Oscar this year for his work on "Birdman," and here's why.
'Birdman' is finally arriving on DVD and Blu-Ray.

DVD Releases of the Week: 'Birdman' & 'The Interview' Set for Home Video Releases

The Oscars are coming up, but fans who may have had their fill of theatrical releases may be looking for a few films to view from the comfort of their living rooms while they await the big ceremony. And boy do they have a selection. Two Oscar contenders and arguably the most controversial film of 2014 are among the movies to hit the home video market this week.
The Grand Budapest Hotel

Oscars 2015 State of the Race: Why Birdman' is Now Best Picture Front-Runner After Writers Guild Awards

The Writers Guild of America announced its awards and once again surprised with its choices stirring up the awards race.
Birdman

Oscars 2015: 'Birdman' May Win Best Original Screenplay, But 'The Grand Budapest Hotel' is a Threat

The Best Original Screenplay category is one of the toughest categories this year as it includes the three big front-runners to win the Best Picture award.
Fifty Shades of Grey

Box Office Analysis & Recap: 'Fifty Shades of Grey' Breaks Box Office Record

"Fifty Shades of Grey" crushed the Valentine's Day weekend box office while "Kingsman: The Secret Service" performed better than expected.

'Birdman' Movie Oscar Chances 2015: Film Becomes Inarritu's Highest Grosser; How Much Will It Make By End of Run?

Alejandro Gonzelez Inarritu's "Birdman" is not only the top contender to take home the Best Picture Oscar this Feb. 22, but it is officially the Mexican director's top grossing film of all time. After it took home a solid $1.3 million this weekend, the filmsurpassed 2006's "Babel" to take sole possession as his most profitable film domestically.
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