NHMC Congratulates 2023 Oscar Nominees – Still Much Work to be Done in Representation

January 24, 2023

A Statement  from Brenda Victoria Castillo, President & CEO of the National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC)

NHMC congratulates all of the 2023 Academy Awards nominees. From Ana De Armas nomination for Best Actress for her role in Blonde, to Guillermo del Toro’s nomination for Animated feature film, Latino creatives continue to break into this prestigious space. This year is also a celebration for Asian representation, with Michelle Yeoh being the first Asian woman to be nominated for Best Actress in nearly 90 years.

While NHMC will always uplift and celebrate these advancements in representation and the achievements of our peers, there is still much work to be done to truly achieve an industry that reflects the diversity of the country we live in today. We are thrilled that films and filmmakers from Latin American countries were nominated this year. We encourage the academy to continue their work, while also spotlighting Latino American filmmakers and creatives in the years to come. We are the rule, not the exception, and we will continue to push for an industry that always weaves representation and diversity into the framework of show business, not only when it is headline news. Today, we will continue to celebrate how far we’ve come and look forward to a more inclusive tomorrow.

Yours in the Movement,

Brenda Victoria Castillo
President & CEO
National Hispanic Media Coalition