Yalitza Aparicio Becomes 2nd Mexican Best Actress Oscar Nominee

Nominations for the 91st Academy Awards Ceremony (The Oscars) have been announced, and Yalitza Aparicio is getting some major recognition.

Yalitza Aparicio's first Oscar nomination is for her performance as a domestic worker in Alfonso Cuarón's "Roma."

This Oscar nomination makes Aparicio the second Mexican actress to be nominated for the lead actress. Salma Hayek was the first to receive this nomination for her role in "Frida" back in 2002. 

According to The Los Angeles Times, Aparicio is just the sixth Mexican actor to receive an acting nomination (not just for Lead Actress) from the academy. The likes of Adriana Barraza (“Babel”), Anthony Quinn [4 nominations], Katy Jurado (“Broken Lance”) and Demián Bichir (“A Better Life”) have received Oscar nominations.

So far, Anthony Quinn is the only Mexican actor to actually take home the award after his 1952's "Viva Zapata!" and 1956’s “Lust for Life.” 

The "Roma" actress went to Instagram to thank her team and to share her excitement for the nomination:

 

Will the 25-year-old actress be the next person to take home the award? 

This year’s Oscars will broadcast live from Hollywood's Dolby Theatre on February 24, 2019.

Photos: Getty Images


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