Mexico and the Oscars: Eight Down, and Counting

Eight was no lucky number for Mexico as Alejandro González Iñarritu's film Biutiful (pictured) lost to the Danish film In a Better World as Best Foreign Language Film in the 83rd edition of the Academy Awards that took place tonight in LA. Mexico has received eight nominations in total in this category -being the Latin American country with more nominations, but has never won the Oscar. The Mexican films that have been nominated in the foreign language category have been Macario (Roberto Gavaldón, 1960); Animas Trujano (Ismael Rodríguez, 1961); TlayucanActas de Marusia (Miguel Littín, 1975); Amores Perros (González Iñárritu, 2000); The Crime of Father Amaro (Carlos Carrera, 2002); Pan's LabyrinthBiutiful this year. González Iñarritu himself hasn't been able to bring home an Oscar home, besides Amores Perros, his film Babel (2007) was nominated for seven Academy Awards and only won for Best Original Music Score. (Luis Alcoriza, 1962); (Guillermo del Toro, 2006) and