Have any Dominicans ever been nominated for an Oscar?
Actors and actresses with ties to the Dominican Republic have made a name for themselves in Hollywood but have any of them every won an Oscar?
Sunday, March 12, the 95th edition of the Academy Awards will take place, at the Dobly Theater in Los Angeles. Over the years the Oscars has had some representatives of the Latino community nominated as well as winners throughout its history.
Unfortunately, the Dominican Republic is not one of the countries that has stood out at the Oscar Awards, since no actor, director or others of Dominican descent or origin has ever won a golden statuette or been nominated.
The Caribbean country has even been one of the 100 countries that has presented a film as ‘Best Foreign Film’ to the Academy to be considered for an Oscar Award. Alas though, none of them have been chosen to represent the country at the premier award ceremony for cinema.
Dominicans who have succeeded in Hollywood
Despite never having been nominated for an Oscar, the Dominican Republic has sent some stars to Hollywood. Vin Diesel, Zoe Saldaña and Michelle Rodríguez have roots on the island.
In addition, some stars who were born in the Dominican Republic include Algenis Pérez Soto, who appeared in the ‘Captain Marvel’ movie, which stars Brie Larson. Soto played Captain Atlas, a member of Starforce in the Marvel Studios movie.
Another famous actress of Dominican origin who is taking Hollywood by storm is Wendy Regalado, who recently won the Best Actress award for her film Jenni at the Hollywood Blood Horror Festival in Los Angeles, California.