oscars_75_Juan Jose Campanella

Juan José Campanella’s El hijo de la novia, a 2001 Spanish-language dramedy about a man’s midlife crisis, earned the Argentine director an Academy Award nomination for Best Foreign Language Film. And while he’d lose the award at the 74th Academy Awards, he’d earn a second chance at Oscar glory with 2009’s film El secreto de sus ojos. The picture won the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film at the 82nd Academy Awards, and, with 1985's The Official Story, made Argentina the first country in Latin America to win it twice.

Best Foreign Language Film, El hijo de la novia, 74th Academy Awards, Nominated
Best Foreign Language Film, El secreto de sus ojos, 82nd Academy Awards, Won

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Miranda Noland,

Miranda Noland is the Senior Photo Editor for Latina.com. She handles all the photo needs for the site and occasionally writes a thing or two. Growing up in a small town in Missouri, she collected (and hoarded) magazines and dreamed of working at one someday. She studied art and design at Drury University and moved to New York City after graduating. She loves being an aunt to her two nephews and has recently moved to be closer to them. She's a pop culture junkie who watches way too much television, and she still hoards magazines.