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Borja Cobeaga wasn’t the only Spaniard nominated in the Best Live Action Short at the 79th Academy Awards. Javier Fesser and Luis Manso also received a nod in the category for their Spanish-Senegalese short film Binta y la gran idea. The 31-minute film, made in collaboration with UNICEF, centers on a young African girl with a bright idea.

Best Live Action Short, Binta y la gran idea, 79th Academy Awards, Nominated

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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.