In 1994, Rosie Perez obtained an Oscar nomination for her emotional portrayal of a mom fighting grief in Fearless. That was her first and final time attending the ceremony.

In an interview with Variety, the 56-year-old mentioned she has by no means obtained an invite to return, “Not even to take a seat within the viewers, to not current, nothing—and I am a member. I like the Academy Awards. I cheer on my friends, but it surely hurts. It is like when your private home group would not ask you to come back again into the stadium after you bought as much as bat and hit the house run.”

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She additional addressed her battle being a Latinia actress, saying, “The largest battle has been navigating by means of different folks’s shortcomings. Different folks’s bigotry, racism — and particularly those that don’t perceive that they’re bigots or racists.”

Perez’s nod for greatest supporting actress was the final time a Puerto Rican actress obtained a nomination. Moreover, there have been solely neem 4 Latinx winners within the performing classes: José Ferrer (1950’s Cyrano de Bergerac in greatest actor), Benicio del Toro (2000’s Visitors in supporting actor), Rita Moreno (1961’s West Facet Story in supporting actress) and Anthony Quinn (1952’s Viva Zapata! and 1956’s Lust for Life in supporting actor).