Argentina snaps up ‘Best Original Screenplay’ at 2015 Oscars

by Lauren Pringle, contributing blogger

Argentinians Armando Bo and Nicolas Giacobone along with  Mexican Director Alejandro González Iñárritu and Alexander Dinelaris Jr. took home’ Best Original Screenplay’ at this Years 87th Academy Awards.

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The glitz and glamour was out in full force on Sunday 22nd February’s Oscar ceremony. Argentina was represented in the ‘Best Foreign Film Category’ and in ‘Best Original Screenplay’ by Armando Bo and Nicolas Giacobone for ‘Birdman’. Although Argentina did not take home the main prize for ‘Wild Tales’ (Relatos Salvajes) which was beaten to the post by Polish Film ‘Ida’, Bo and Giacobone did their country proud along with Mexican Director Alejandro González Iñárritu and Alexander Dinelaris Jr. They also took home the Oscar for the most established prize of the ceremony, ‘Best Film.’0012244260

The film ‘Birdman’ is led by Michael Keaton and has won several awards during this years film season.  Iñárritu said during his acceptance speech: “The journey of ‘Birdman’ started three years ago when I asked Nico,  Alexander and Armando to follow me in a crazy idea,  and because they are crazy we did it and we wrote ‘Birdman’ together, and for that I am all my life grateful and thankful for that and to share this experience with them.”

Argentina is the only South American country to win the Academy Award for best foreign language film, which it won twice (The Official Story in 1985 and the Secret of their Eyes in 2009) and has been nominated in five other occasions.

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