By Desiree Salas (media@latinospost.com) | First Posted: Jan 15, 2016 06:03 AM EST

LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 14: Actor John Krasinski and President of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Cheryl Boone Isaacs announce 'Embrace of the Serpent' as a nominee for Best Foreign-Language Film during the 88th Oscars Nominations Announcement at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on January 14, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo : Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

The nominations for this year's Oscar awards has just been announced, revealing that a Latino director and a film from Colombia managed to garner nods from the esteemed award-giving body.

With that, Latinos have something to applaud in the wake of the announcement.

"Filmmakers Alejandro G. Iñarritu and Emmanuel Lubezki continued their hot streak at the Academy Awards with two more nominations," Fox News Latino said, noting that the pair had won Oscars last year - best director and best cinematography for "Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)."

This year, it appears the duo is set to repeat the feat with their encore in the 2016 edition, this time with the Leonardo DiCaprio starrer "The Revenant," which earned 12 nods.

Meanwhile, Colombia figured in the best foreign film category with Ciro Guerra's "Embrace of the Serpent" - a first for the country. This nomination did not go unnoticed by Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos, who shared the trailer for the movie via a tweet.

With that, here are the nominees for the 88th Academy Awards, as noted by ABC News:

BEST PICTURE

"The Big Short"

"Bridge of Spies"

"Brooklyn"

"Mad Max: Fury Road"

"The Martian"

"The Revenant

"Room"

"Spotlight"

BEST ACTOR

Bryan Cranston, "Trumbo"

Matt Damon, "The Martian"

Leonardo DiCaprio, "The Revenant"

Michael Fassbender, "Steve Jobs"

Eddie Redmayne, "The Danish Girl"

BEST ACTRESS

Cate Blanchett, "Carol"

Brie Larson, "Room"

Jennifer Lawrence, "Joy"

Charlotte Rampling, "45 Years"

Saoirse Ronan, "Brooklyn"

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

Christian Bale, "The Big Short"

Tom Hardy, "The Revenant"

Mark Ruffalo, "Spotlight"

Mark Rylance, "Bridge of Spies"

Sylvester Stallone, "Creed"

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Jennifer Jason Leigh, "The Hateful Eight"

Rooney Mara, "Carol"

Rachel McAdams, "Spotlight"

Alicia Vikander, "The Danish Girl"

Kate Winslet, "Steve Jobs"

DIRECTING

Adam McKay - "The Big Short"

George Miller - "Mad Max: Fury Road"

Alejandro G. Iñárritu - "The Revenant"

Lenny Abrahamson - "Room"

Tom McCarthy - "Spotlight"

ANIMATED FEATURE FILM

"Anomalisa"

"Boy and the World"

"Inside Out"

"Shaun the Sheep Movie"

"When Marnie Was There"

COSTUME DESIGN

"Carol"

"Cinderella"

"The Danish Girl"

"Mad Max: Fury Road"

"The Revenant"

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE

"Amy"

"Cartel Land"

The Look of Silence

What Happened, Miss Simone?

Winter on Fire

DOCUMENTARY SHORT

"Body Team"

"Chau, Beyond the Lines"

"Claude Lanzmann"

"A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness"

"Last Day of Freedom"

MAKEUP AND HAIR STYLING

"Mad Max: Fury Road"

"The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared"

"The Revenant"

ORIGINAL SONG

"Earned It" - "Fifty Shades of Grey"

"Manta Ray" - "Racing Extinction"

"Simple Song #3" - "Youth"

"Til It Happens to You" - "The Hunting Ground"

"Writing's on the Wall" - "Spectre"

ANIMATED SHORT

"Bear Story"

"Prologue"

"Sanjay's Super Team"

"We Can't Live Without Cosmos"

"World of Tomorrow"

SOUND EDITING

"Mad Max: Fury Road"

"Sicario"

"Star Wars: The Force Awakens"

"The Martian"

"The Revenant"

FILM EDITING

"The Big Short"

"Mad Max: Fury Road"

"The Revenant"

"Spotlight"

"Star Wars: The Force Awakens

FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

"Embrace of the Serpent"

"Mustang"

"Son of Saul"

"Theeb"

"A War"

ORIGINAL SCORE

"Bridge of Spies"

"Carol"

"The Hateful Eight"

"Sicario"

"Star Wars: The Force Awakens"

PRODUCTION DESIGN

"Bridge of Spies"

"The Danish Girl"

"Mad Max: Fury Road"

"The Martian"

"The Revenant"

VISUAL EFFECTS

"Ex Machina"

"Mad Max: Fury Road"

"The Martian"

"The Revenant"

"Star Wars: The Force Awakens"

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

"The Big Short"

"Brooklyn"

"Carol"

"The Martian"

"Room"

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

"Bridge of Spies"

"Ex Machina"

"Inside Out"

"Spotlight"

"Straight Outta Compton"

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

"Carol"

"The Hateful Eight"

"Mad Max: Fury Road"

"The Revenant"

"Sicario"

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