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After the Oscar nominations were announced yesterday, you have to believe that everyone involved with the Netflix film “Roma” had to be ecstatic. The streaming service made history with its first-ever Best Picture nomination and the film would go on to secure a total of 10 noms, including two for actresses Marina de Tavira and Yalitza Aparicio. However, there’s one person involved with “Roma” that would love to celebrate with his cast members and the filmmakers at the Oscars, but won’t get a chance due to numerous visa denials, which seem to point to a troubling stereotype.
Mexican actor Jorge Antonio Guerrero, who plays the character Fermín in the film, has attempted no less than three times to secure a visa to enter the United States to attend “Roma”-related events, only to find himself getting denied each time, and for what seems to be no good reason.
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As detailed in an interview with Mexican outlet El Sol de Acapulco (via IndieWire), Guerrero explains that he’d love to attend the Oscars with the “Roma” folks, but feels like it won’t get to happen because of his history with applying for visas.
Guerrero’s first attempt to secure a visa was before “Roma” premiered, and he was attempting...
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