Oscar Snubs
Our Biggest Oscar Snubs
By Lee Hernandez | 02/25/2011 - 09:40

With the exception of Biutiful’s two nominations—one for Best Leading Actor (Javier Bardem) and another for Best Foreign Language Film—Latinos were ignored by the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences in 2011.


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Zoe Saldana Rips Racist Hollywood Casting Execs
By Mariela Rosario | 03/25/2010 - 19:00

Zoe Saldana recently graced the cover of Nylon and gave a candid and revealing interview to the magazine. She talked about everything from the culture shock of moving between the United States and the Dominican Republic to her love of "sex and rock 'n roll." But things really got interesting when the star was asked about race in Hollywood.


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Zoe Saldana Looking Forward to "Avatar" Sequel
By Mariela Rosario | 02/05/2010 - 13:37

Zoe Saldana is super excited at the prospect of having a starring role in not one, but two blockbuster sci-fi franchises. Star Trek 2 is already in talks and J.J. Abrams is reportedly in the process of writing a script, while James Cameron hinted in an interview the other day that he plans on bringing us all back to Pandora eventually.


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"Avatar" Sees "Titanic" Ticket Sales
By Mariela Rosario | 01/25/2010 - 10:10

Could it be that James Cameron has finally topped...himself?

Fox reports that Avatar ticket sales have surpassed Titanic's record setting $1.24 billion. Avatar hit $1.29 billion at the international box office this weekend and the studio estimates that the sci-fi blockbuster will top Titanic's worldwide gross of $1.848 billion to become globe's biggest selling movie of all time by Monday.


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Evo Morales Raves About "Avatar"
By Mariela Rosario | 01/13/2010 - 10:50

James Cameron's latest blockbuster film, Avatar, tells the story of the nature loving N'avi warriors who live on the lush planet Pandora and are fighting to keep foreign corporations from exploiting their natural habitat. Although the film depicts an all too familiar Hollywood story of a White man rescuing a primitive, indigenous population (see Dances With Wolves, The Last Samurai, etc.), Bolivian president Evo Morales has praised the movie's message of nature preservation.


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Does Zoe Saldana Deserve an Oscar Nom for Her Performance in "Avatar"?
By Shani Saxon-Parrish | 01/07/2010 - 11:47

James Cameron’s Avatar is obviously all the rage right now, with the film so far earning over $1 billion worldwide and dazzling audiences with its groundbreaking technology. And while critics and fans can’t stop raving about the expansive beauty of the film overall, Zoe Saldana’s name keeps coming up as the film’s best performance.


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Avatar Earns a Whopping $1 Billion Worldwide
By Shani Saxon-Parrish | 01/04/2010 - 13:19

It’s only been out for 17 days, but James Cameron’s Avatar is blowing away the competition and breaking records. It’s been number one in the U.S. for three straight weeks, raising its domestic total to $352.1 million. The film, starring Zoe Saldana and Michelle Rodriguez, has crossed the $1 billion mark worldwide, a feat that has only been achieved by a total of five films. In fact, Cameron’s 1997’s Titanic maintains the top spot with $1.8 billion earned worldwide.


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Avatar Opens to $232 Million Worldwide, Zoe Saldana Embraces Her Inner Geek
By Shani Saxon-Parrish | 12/21/2009 - 13:10

If box office totals are any clue, chances are you went to see James Cameron’s Avatar this weekend. Despite snowstorms that pounded much of the East Coast, Avatar managed to take the top spot with $73 million domestically and an estimated $231.18 million worldwide. That makes it the best 3-D debut ever and the second best December debut after Will Smith’s I Am Legend.


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Zoë Saldana Nominated for Two Scream Awards
By Mariela Rosario | 09/01/2009 - 10:08

Zoë Saldana seems to be carving a niche for herself in the sci-fi film department, and hard-core fans of the genre couldn’t be happier. The Star Trek star was recently nominated for two Scream awards, which honor the best in the sci-fi, fantasy, horror and comedy genres. "Eight out of the ten highest grossing films of all time are in the Scream genres, which is due to the incredible passion and loyalty of these fans," said Casey Patterson, executive producer of the awards show.


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Zoe Saldana on Fierce Females and Wonder Woman
By Anabell Romero | 07/24/2009 - 14:06

Johnny Depp’s surprise appearance at at Comic-Con in San Diego this year wasn’t the only highlight of the conference. Latina’s July cover girl Zoe Saldana also stopped by with with Sigourney Weaver, Eliza Dushku, and Elizabeth Mitchell to talk about the role of female heroes in modern pop culture.


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