We heard a lot of "Viva Mexico!" pronouncements at this years Oscars! This was one of the most Latino Oscars in recent memory. Though not many Latinos won, many were on stage to either present or perform. Of course, these Latino powerhouses took the time to boldly speak up about our issues and called on American's to unite as one.
Some of the presenters included Daniela Vega who became the first openly transgender woman to present an Oscar at the ceremony. This Latina is a fierce trailblazer earning her mark in the history of Hollywood.
Lin-Manuel Miranda called upon viewers to keep Puerto Rico in the mainstream conversation as the country tirelessly continues to rebuild after the deadly hurricanes last year. Eugenio Derbez took the stage to introduce the performance of "Remember Me" while emphasizing the importance of no walls.
Oscar Isaac, Gina Rodriguez, and Rita Moreno made the Oscar's stage their glamor moments! The stunning stars looked breathtaking as they presented. Rita especially made an epic appearance that only Rita Moreno can make.
I mean Rita Moreno being Rita Moreno is unbeatable pic.twitter.com/aig2aG2U0F
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Salma Hayek joined forces with Annabella Sciorra and Ashley Judd to "salute the unstoppable spirits who kicked ass and broke through the biased perceptions against their gender, their race, their ethnicity to tell their stories."
Along with these amazing presenters, there were some amazing winners as well!
Remember Me from Oscar winner Coco won in the best original song category and was preceded by a beautiful performance from Gael Garcia Bernal, Miguel, and Natalia LaFourcade. Rita Moreno let out a joyous laugh when she announced that Chile's A Fantastic Woman won the Oscar for best foreign language film. Inarritu became the first Latino to win the Special Achievement Academy Award for Flesh and Sand.
Of course, the biggest win of the night went to Guillermo Del Torro for his film The Shape of Water.