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On 4th Try, Roma Actor Gets Visa to Attend Oscars

Netflix helped Jorge Antonio Guerrero Martínez after he was denied 3 times
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 14, 2019 4:44 PM CST
In this Feb. 26, 2017 file photo, Oscar statuettes appear backstage at the Oscars in Los Angeles.   (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, File)

(Newser) – It took him a few tries, but Roma actor Jorge Antonio Guerrero Martínez will be able to attend the Academy Awards. The Alfonso Cuarón film has been nominated for 10 Oscars, but Martínez, who lives in Mexico, said last month that he had thrice been denied a visa to the US. Now, with the help of Netflix, which distributed the film, he has finally obtained one, the Los Angeles Times reports. The streaming company worked with the US Embassy in Mexico to secure the non-immigrant visa. "I’m really happy. Hopefully, and I say this with my whole heart, Yalitza wins the Oscar," says Martínez, who plays militant Fermín. Yalitza Aparicio, who plays his character's love interest, is nominated for best actress. The award show will be held Feb. 24. (Roma made out pretty well at the Golden Globes and very well at the Critics' Choice Awards.)

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