Latin American fiction films, nominated more than twenty times at the Oscars granted by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences of the United States, were left out of the short list of five films competing in the Best International Film category this year. In the 94th edition of the gathering to be held in Los Angeles, California, on March 27, feature films competing for the award come from countries as diverse as Japan, Denmark, Norway, Bhutan and Italy. With no productions in this important category, Latin American countries were left without the possibility of increasing the number of four awards won in this area throughout the history of the awards. Although countries in the region have a total of 27 nominations, only movies from Argentina, Chile and Mexico have won Oscars. In the case of the former, it is the only Latin American nation with two prizes, won by La historia oficial(1985) and El secreto de sus ojos (2009), while Chile got the statuette through Una mujer fantástica(2017) and Mexico with the acclaimed Roma (2018), the film in the area that was also nominated for Best Picture.