It's safe to say Latinos showed out at 75th Golden Globes, as they took a stand with Hollywood against abuse of power and took home some wins from Mexican filmmaker Guillermo del Toro and more.
Rita Moreno (1961)
In 1961, trailblazer and Puerto Rican actress Rita Moreno won a Golden Globe for “Best Supporting Actress” in West Side Story, a classic film adaptation about star-crossed lovers and their forbidden romance. Moreno played the unforgettable role of Anita, best known for the cheeky transcultural rendition of “America.”
Luis Puenzo (1985)
The Argentine director snagged a Golden Globe award in 1985 for his dramatic storytelling of the child of a desaparecido, victims of tragic disappearances during the 1970s in Argentina. The Official Story was also the first Latin American film to win an Oscar for “Best Foreign Film.”
Andy Garcia (1990)
In 1990, Andy Garcia nabbed the Golden Globe for “Best Supporting Actor” in the American gangster classic The Godfather Part III. The Cuban actor won many accolades for his spot-on depiction of the ruthless and cunning role of Vincent Mancini.
Jimmy Smits (1995)
In 1995, the 56-year-old Nuyorican actor and NYPD Blue star won the Golden Globe for “Best Actor in a TV Drama Series” for his role as detective Bobby Simone. The memorable character was killed off in 1998 after suffering a failed heart transplant.
Pedro Almodóvar (1999 & 2002)
Award winning screenwriter, producer, and director, Pedro Almodóvar earned two Golden Globes for “Best Foreign Language Film” for his works All About My Mother in 1999 and Talk to Her in 2002. The 62-year-old’s colorful pieces of work have made him quite arguably the most successful Spanish filmmaker of his time.
Benicio del Toro (2000)
The 44-year-old Boricua actor and director won “Best Supporting Actor” in 2000 for his role in the crime drama Traffic. The gritty film starred Del Toro as a police officer from Tijuana who witnesses endless corruption from the police and army forces.
Alejandro Amenábar (2004)
In 2004, Spanish-Chilean director Alejandro Amenábar won the Golden Globe for “Best Foreign Language Film” for The Sea Inside, inspired by the true story of a mechanic who suffers a diving accident and is left quadriplegic (played by Javier Bardem).
Alejandro Gonzalez Iñárritu (2006 & 2014)
Mexican film director, Alejandro Gonzalez Iñárritu received the Golden Globe in 2006 for the drama Babel, which won “Best Motion Picture.” The blockbuster starred Mexican actors Adriana Barraza and Gael García Bernal. Iñarritu also took the award for Best Screenplay for his movie Birdman.
America Ferrera (2007)
In 2007, 31-year-old America Ferrera won “Best Performance by an Actress in a TV Series” for her memorable role as the ambiguous and corky Betty Suarez in “Ugly Betty.” Oh Betty, how we still miss thee!
Javier Bardem (2007)
The same year as America Ferrera’s triumphant win, Spanish actor Javier Bardem won the Golden Globe for “Best Supporting Actor” in the adaptation of Cormac McCarthy’s No Country for Old Men. The 42-year-old’s depiction of a notorious serial killer was too convincing for words.
Gina Rodriguez (2015)
In 2015, Gina Rodriguez took home the Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Television Series or Comedy for her work on Jane the Virgin. She made history with her touching speech when she won the award. "This award is so much more than myself, it represents a culture that wants to see themselves as heroes," she said.
In 2017, Disney Pixar's Coco hit the movie theaters and stole America's heart as it paid homage to the Mexican heritage and Dia Ds Los Muertos. The Mexican-inspired film directed by Lee Unkrich took home an award for 'Best Animated Feature Film' of the year. During his speech, the director acknowledged and thanked the people of Mexico for their traditions.
In 2018, Mexican filmmaker, Guillermo del Toro, won big for his dark yet mystical film, The Shape of Water for Best Director for a motion picture. During his acceptance speech, the Mexican director said, "lower the music it's taken 25 years so give me a minute," shedding light on the misrepresentation of Latinos in Hollywood. He continued to thank his counterparts and acknowledge how his films have saved his life.