Latin American Academy Award Winners and Nominees

Latino talent has made a strong impression on the Oscars: pioneers like Puerto Rican actors Rita Moreno and José Ferrer and modern Mexican directors Alejandro González Iñarritu, Alfonso Cuarón, and Guillermo del Toro have all made history with their contributions to the entertainment industry. From Carlos López Estrada, Mexican director of Raya and the Last Dragon (nominee for Best Animated Film), and Mexican Lebanese actor Salma Hayek (nominee for Best Actress in Frida), this list features some of the most influential Latin American Oscar winners and nominees. Craving more Latino talent? Check out The Best Latino Family Movies and Great TV Shows with Latino Characters and Creators.

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MOVIE

Encanto

age 6+

Vibrant visuals, catchy songs, moving messages.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2021)
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MOVIE

A Little Princess

age 7+

Wonderful adaptation of classic book; some scary moments.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 1995)
Robot Dreams Movie Poster: A cartoon dog and robot play in the ocean at a boardwalk amusement park
MOVIE

Robot Dreams

age 8+

Word-free animated friendship story brings laughs, tears.

In Theaters (Release Year: 2023)
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MOVIE

Raya and the Last Dragon

age 8+

Charming, epic adventure mixes monsters, humor, heart.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2021)
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MOVIE

Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse

age 9+

Spidey sequel is an action-packed delight; peril, violence.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2023)
Le Pupille short: poster image, showing four children's head poking above a table, looking at a cake
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Le Pupille

age 10+

Artsy short set in Italian orphanage questions authority.

Network: Disney+ (2023)
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MOVIE

Barbie

age 11+

Clever, colorful comedy with sophisticated themes, script.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2023)
Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio Movie Poster
MOVIE

Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio

age 11+

Masterful but intense animated version is dark and scary.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2022)
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West Side Story

age 11+

Musical masterpiece tackles race, with some violence.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 1961)
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MOVIE

Life of Pi

age 12+

Beautiful, emotional, intense story of faith and friendship.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2012)
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MOVIE

The New World

age 13+

Poetic telling of John Smith and Pocahontas myth.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2005)
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MOVIE

West Side Story (2021)

age 13+

Dazzling musical adaptation has violence, language.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2022)
Flamin' Hot movie poster: Richard Montañez gets inspired.
MOVIE

Flamin' Hot

age 13+

Fun, feel-good biopic has language, drugs, mature themes.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2023)
Argentina, 1985 movie poster: Two Argentinian men talk intently in court
MOVIE

Argentina, 1985

age 14+

Inspiring Argentine historical drama has smoking, language.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2022)
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MOVIE

Gravity

age 14+

Intense, astonishing sci-fi thriller has real soul.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2013)
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MOVIE

The Tree of Life

age 14+

Unique, difficult, poetic masterpiece about life and death.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2011)
Society of the Snow movie poster: Survivors try to get rescued
MOVIE

Society of the Snow

age 15+

Snowy survival tale has violence, emotional intensity.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2023)
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MOVIE

Pan's Labyrinth

age 15+

Brilliant, poignant fairy tale has dark violence.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2006)
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MOVIE

Children of Men

age 15+

Gripping, violent look at the future has drinking, language.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2006)
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MOVIE

Sound of Metal

age 15+

Powerful, emotional drama about deafness has salty language.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2020)