Updated 07:36 PM EDT, Tue, Sep 22, 2020

'Revenant' Helmer Alejandro G. Iñárritu Nabs 12 Oscar Nominations! [Details]

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Mexican filmmaker Alejandro González Iñárritu bags 12 nominations during this year's Oscars for his Leonardo DiCarpio-starrer box office hit "The Revenant."

The Academy Awards, more popularly known as the "Oscars," is not due until February 28, but excitement about the event continues to heighten, especially after Latin America's renowned director got a dozen nominations for his most recent project.

Latina Magazine featured Iñárritu's noteworthy achievement for being one of the candidates to become Best Director as well as his other Oscar nominations for "The Revenant" including Best Picture, Best Cinematography, Best Film Editing, Best Production Design, Best Visual Effects and many more.

The film's lead star Leonardo DiCaprio was also nominated for Best Actor, while Tom Hardy is vying to be the Best Supporting Actor.

The Wall Street Journal also commended the critically-acclaimed filmmaker for the nomination, saying that Iñárritu may be in for a Valentine's Day treat when he receives his Oscars on February 14.

According to the outlet, the 52-year-old Mexican director will be included in very prestigious and rare position of winning back-to-back Oscars, considering that he took home Best Director and Best Picture during the 2015 Academy Awards for his film "Birdman."

"It would be a consecutive crowning that puts him in the rarefied company of John Ford, who won back-to-back Oscars for "The Grapes of Wrath" (1940) and "How Green Was My Valley" (1941), and Joseph L. Mankiewicz for "A Letter to Three Wives" (1949) and "All About Eve" (1950)," the report explained.

The only thing impeding him from achieving such glory is his competitors, the strongest of which are the 'quieter' movie, "Spotlight," from director Tom McCarthy as well as the 'potential curveball' from returning director George Miller for "Mad Max: Fury Road."

Iñárritu, having been dubbed by IMdB as "the first Mexican director to be nominated for the Academy Awards," hails from Mexico City.

According to his profile on the site, he studied communication at the Universidad Iberoamericana and began his road to the entertainment industry as a radio host in the state radio station WFM back in 1988.

His career in directing was launched during the 1990s with the help of Raul Olvera and the Mexican production company Z Films.

After launching his career in his own country, he helmed films that were shown in other countries including "Babel," which earned him his first Oscars.

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