González Iñárritu is already a frequent flirtyOscar: Amores Perros was nominated in 2001. Three years later, 21 grams left him a nomination for Benicio del Toro while Naomi Watts took home the award for Best Actress. Babel had seven nominations in2007, crowning of Musical Composition, by Gustavo Santaolalla.
How does it feel to represent to Mexico again in this struggle to be on the short list of Oscar?
I am deeply honored, proud andgrateful to all members of the Academy, with academic colleagues who placed their trust in Biutiful to represent Mexico. The first surprise was me, when I think I'm representing my country, I am happyand with great responsibility.
Biutiful, starring Javier Bardem, has been well received at festivals. In Cannes, the Spanish won the award for Best Actor. In Toronto, the crowd that filled theroom stood up to praise the film.
What promises? "" Biutiful "will be on the shortlist?
Obviously I think the movie has a chance, otherwise I would not have proposed. But this, unlike footballwhere you have to score goals to win the game here is over, and the film was played and is now closed.
"It is now a matter of having the possibility of being seen by members of the Academy(Hollywood). 90% of the work will be done to get the movie itself solidly in the emotion and intellect of the people who will see it, "says the director by phone 47-year-old native of Mexico City.