There’s no denying that Alfonso Cuarón’s Y tu mamá también is a classic film. Not just in Mexico, but throughout the world. But the Mexican director wasn’t the only mastermind behind the film. His brother Carlos Cuarón helped pen the coming-of-age-story that made Diego Luna and Gael García Bernal famous. The pair were rewarded for their efforts when they received an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Screenplay, which they lost to another Spanish language script: Pedro Almodóvar’s Hable con ella. Despite the loss, Alfonso Cuarón would go on to be a rising star in Hollywood and earn two additional Oscar nod’s for 2006’s Children of Men: Best Film Editing and Best Adapted Screenplay.
Best Original Screenplay, Y tu mamá también, 75th Academy Awards, Nominated
Best Film Editing , Children of Men, 79th Academy Awards, Nominated
Best Adapted Screenplay , Children of Men, 79th Academy Awards, Nominated