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El Paso film critic adds voice to Oscar backlash

in the oscar nominations continues to grow. new this morning — my good morning el paso co-anchor stephanie valle spoke with an el paso film critic about the need for a shake-up in hollywood: 1.03 “this year, there were incredible films from all over the world that made a difference that were unfortunately ignored, including films that were made in this country.” 1.10 felipa solis is a voting member of the broadcast film critics association. she’s glad the issue of diversity in nominations — and film roles — is in the forefront. 3.19 we can’t keep in mind that few percentage of actors who we see working every year because they’re the high- dollar actors. 3.29 solis also pleased that hollywood heavyweight george clooney spoke up — he’s quoted in ‘variety’ saying, “fo hispanics, it’s even worse. we need to get better at this. we used to be better at it.” nats: the last latino nominee for best actor was demian bichir in 20-11. but that came after a 47-year drought — nats: zorba the greek when anthony quinn was nominated for zorba the greek in 1964. benicio del toro was the last latino nominated for a supporting actor role — for his part in “21 grams” i 2003. lupita nyong’o is the last mexican-born actress to be nominated — and win — for best supporting actress in “12 years a slave. there have been three nominations of latino women for best actress since 1998 — but no wins. 6.22 we’re in 2016. it can’t just be because, ‘i played a maid — i might be honored for my body of work,’ it’s because, ‘i’m an artist and i should be honored for my body of work.'” 6.32 a minority could win in a major category this year, though. alejandro gonzalez i??rritu is up for best director, for “th revenant.” sv, abc-7. today on

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