Jaime de Armiñán’s first two directorial attempts came and went with little fanfare, but the Spanish screenwriter-turned-director’s third effort seemed to be the charm. Entitled Mi querida señorita, the film centers on repressed provincial spinster who late in life discovers that she’s really a man and moves to the city to explore his new sexual identity. Mi Querida Señorita, a critical and popular success, was nominated for Academy Award in the Foreign Language film category. Armiñán would earn his second Oscar nod in the category nearly a decade later for helming El Nido.
Best Foreign Language Film, Mi querida señorita, 45th Academy Awards, Nominated
Best Foreign Language Film, El Nido, 53rd Academy Awards, Nominated