The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences has unveiled this morning the nominees for the 86th edition of the Oscars which include Mexican filmmaker Alfonso Cuarón for Best Director for his film Gravity, as well as Mexican DP Emmanuel Lubezki for Best Cinematography for his work in the same film. Gravity leads this year's Oscars nominations, tied with American Hustle with 10, including nominations for Best Film, Best Actress, Best Editing, and Best Special Effects, among other categories.
Cuarón becomes the fourth Latin American nominated as Best Director after Argentine Hector Babenco for Kiss of the Spider Woman in 1985, Brazilian Fernando Meirelles for City of God in 2003, and Mexican Alejandro González Iñárritu for Babel in 2006. Cuarón himself had been previously nominated for the Oscars (with his brother Carlos) in 2002 for Best Original Screenplay for his film Y Tu Mamá También.
This is Lubezki's sixth Academy Awards nomination for Best Cinematography since 1996, two of them for his work in other films directed by Cuarón: A Little Princess in 1996 and Children of Men in 2006.
This year no Latin American production was nominated in the Best Foreign Language Film category.
The 86th Academy Awards will take place March 2nd in Los Angeles.