AP – A 16th century document considered one of the most important primary sources on the Aztecs of pre-Columbian Mexico has gone digital with a new app that aims to spur research and discussion.
Hollywood Reporter – Mexican talent shined last year at the Oscars and just might repeat that success at the 87th Academy Awards on Feb. 22. The space thriller Gravity won seven Academy Awards last year, including best director for Alfonso Cuaron and cinematography for Emmanuel Lubezki.
Now, fellow Mexican Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu is making a run for the Oscar with his dramedy Birdman, nominated for best picture, director, original screenplay and cinematography. Birdman is up for a total of nine Academy Awards, and should Lubezki win best cinematography this time around, it would mark his second straight win in the category.
Las Provincias – The film by Mexican director Alejandro González Iñárritu “Birdman” and the film “The Grand Budapest Hotel” cornered the most nominations at the 87th edition of the Oscars, which will take place Feb.22 at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.
Variety – Netflix announced that production has commenced on its first Spanish-language original, comedy “Club de Cuervos,” in various locations in Mexico. The 13-episode series centers on a family feud among heirs of a soccer club after the owner’s death.
IBTimes -A gay couple in Mexico were forced to stop their wedding in Baja California after a counsellor claimed they were “insane”.
am – For his work on “Birdman,” Emmanuel Lubezki was nominated for Best Cinematography by the American Society of Cinematographers. Roger Deakins was also nominated for “Unbroken”. Lubezki and Deakins have won the award three times each.
La Razon – A scientific work conducted by Rice University experts revealed that droughts lasting a century were what caused the end of the splendor of the ancient Mayan civilization.