Oscars Pay Tribute To Lupe Ontiveros After Outcry from Latino Actors

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After a large outcry from various Latino actors, character actor Lupe Ontiveros was honored by the Oscars…but only online.

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Latina.com is reporting that the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences — AMPAS — was under a lot of pressure from various Latino actors, and other folks, in a grassroots campaign after she was not included in the “In Memoriam” section of the live telecast of the Oscars. As a result, they included her in the online tribute, which you can see here. However, the National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts has noted that Ontiveros was not a member of the “Academy,” & therefore, she was originally excluded.

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