Following a cold response from American shows this Award season, Spanish Actor Javier Bardem is finally awarded a nomination for his gripping role in “Biutiful,” and the movie is nominated for Best Foreign Film as well.
It would be the second for Bardem who got his first statuette for his embodiment of the chilly and ruthless villain in the Coen’s “No Country For Old Men” and his odds for getting his second are not that far fetched, considering he got Best Actor at Cannes, for his portrayal of terminally ill Uxbal in “Biutiful.”
Iñárritu is the first Mexican director to be nominated for the Academy Award for Best Director. He is also the first and only Mexican born director to have won the Prix de la mise en scene or best director award at Cannes (2006). His four feature films Amores perros (2000), 21 Grams (2003), Babel (2006) and Biutiful (2010) have gained critical acclaim worldwide including 10 Academy Award nominations.