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Mexico celebrates Hollywood success of director Guillermo del Toro on Oscar night

Mexico celebrates Hollywood success of director Guillermo del Toro on Oscar night

Guillermo del Toro’s Oscar victories for best director and best picture for “The Shape of Water” have set off an outpouring of national pride and triggered celebrations in his Mexican homeland.

Many commentators on social media and elsewhere pointedly contrasted the success of Del Toro and other Mexican artists in the U.S. film industry with what many in the country assail as President Trump’s stereotyping of Mexicans as lawbreakers.

“Guillermo del Toro vindicates us in Hollywood,” Sergio Aguayo, a political analyst, wrote in a Twitter message. “Another film-maker who demonstrates in the United States that Mexico is more, much more, than the criminals who … take advantage of...

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