Delgado Earns First Academy Award Nomination…

Paco Delgado has a date with Oscar…

The Spanish costume designer has earned his first Academy Award nomination in the Best Costume Design category for his impressive work in Oscar-winning director Tom Hooper‘s film adaptation of the Broadway musical Les Misérables.

Paco Delgado

Delgado, considered a favorite to earn an Oscar nod all season, oversaw the creation of more than 2,200 outfits for the cast of the epic film. He recently opened up about his designs in an online featurette.

Meanwhile, Chilean cinematographer Claudio Miranda has picked up his second Oscar nomination for his work Ang Lee’s adventure drama Life of Pi. He’d previously earned a nod for 2008’s The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.

Pablo Larraín earned his firstAcademy Awardnomination in the Best Foreign Language Film categoryfor directingthe Spanish-language drama No, starring Gael García Bernal as an in-demand advertising executive who develops a campaign that helps overthrow Chilean military dictator Augusto Pinochet’s regime.

Mexican sound mixer José Antonio García, who earned critical acclaim for his sound mixing Alejandro González Iñárritu’s Babel, earned his first Academy Award nomination in the Best Sound Mixing category for his work on Ben Affleck’s Argo.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has nominated Malik Bendjelloul’s Searching for Sugar Man – the critically acclaimed film which tells the story of Mexican-American singer-songwriter Sixto Rodriguez – in the Best Documentary Film category.

Click here for a complete look at this year’s nominees.

The 85th Academy Awards will be broadcast live on February 24 on ABC.

Sony Pictures Classics Releases Subtitled Trailer for Larraín’s “No”

Sony Pictures Classics has released a subtitled trailer for Pablo Larraín‘s critically acclaimed film No

Pablo Larrain's No Poster

The 36-year-old Chilean director’s film, which stars Mexican actor Gael Garcia Bernal, tells the based-on-facts story of an advertising executive who engineered a marketing campaign that toppled Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet in a 1988 referendum.

Sony Pictures Classics acquired the movie at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, where it picked up the Art Cinema Award. And the film recently won a prize at the Havana New Latin American Film Festival.

No, Chile’s entry into the Best Foreign Language Film race for the Academy Awards, will be released in the United States on February 15, 2013.

Garcia Bernal’s “No” Wins Cannes Film Festival Award

Pablo Larraín’s latest screen effort could be considered one of the best received films at the Cannes Film Festival with raves from critics… And, now he’s reaping his own rewards.

The 35-year-old Chilean director/screenwriter’s latest film No took top honors at the Directors’ Fortnight sidebar at the 65th Cannes Film Festival. The historical drama claimed the Art Cinema Award on Friday.

Gael Garcia Bernal

Based on a true story, No stars 33-year-old Mexican actor Gael Garcia Bernal as a brash young Chilean advertising executive who spearheads a campaign that helps topple Chilean military dictator Augusto Pinochet’s regime.

“This movie is a masterfully engaging and energetic drama about politics and power, a tonic for the brain that is also a major entertainment,” says Sony Pictures Classics, which bought the North American rights to the film following its well-received screening. “No establishes Pablo Larraín as a major international director and Gael Garcia Bernal gives his finest performance.”

Other winners in this year’s Directors’ Fortnight section include Merzak Allouache‘s El taaib (The Repentant) and Noemie Lvovsky‘s Camille redouble (Camille Rewinds). Also on Friday, The Repentant was honored with the Europa Cinemas Label prize for best European film running in Cannes’ official selection.

Directors’ Fortnight opened with Michel Gondry‘s The We and the I and also featured Ben Wheatley‘s Sightseers and Rodney Ascher’s Room 237.