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

In an interview with Variety, the 56-year-old stated she has by no means acquired 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, however it hurts. It is like when your own home workforce does not ask you to return 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 way 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 finest supporting actress was the final time a Puerto Rican actress acquired a nomination. Moreover, there have been solely neem 4 Latinx winners within the performing classes: José Ferrer (1950’s Cyrano de Bergerac in finest actor), Benicio del Toro (2000’s Visitors in supporting actor), Rita Moreno (1961’s West Aspect Story in supporting actress) and Anthony Quinn (1952’s Viva Zapata! and 1956’s Lust for Life in supporting actor).