Yalitza Aparicio is the true winner of the Oscars 2019 regardless of the hate

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It's been a whirlwind of a year for Yalitza Aparicio after her acting debut in Alfonso Cuarón's film, Roma. The charming Mexican actress became the first indigenous woman to be nominated for an Academy Award in the Actress in a Leading Role category for her role as Cleo in the Netflix film.

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While Hollywood and movie fans have embraced and celebrated her in the best way, there are some people in her native country who have not taken the fact that she is now an Oscar nominee with as much optimism. In fact, some Mexican actors have been open about their disapproval of Yalitza being taken seriously as an actress. But regardless of what they think, and even though she didn't take home an Oscar, in our eyes, she will always be a winner.

Yalitza has been displaying nothing but grace and humility during this journey.

Yalitza has been displaying nothing but grace and humility during this journey.

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The actress has been making the most of this wild ride and has kept her family close. She even brought her mom along for the Oscars on Sunday, February 24, and when interviewed by Entertainment Tonight, Yalitza's mom referred to her daughter's experience as an "unforgettable dream." 

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Though Yalitza wasn't a winner, Alfonso Cuarón took home some awards.

Though Yalitza wasn't a winner, Alfonso Cuarón took home some awards.

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Both Yalitza and Marina de Tavira, who was nominated for best supporting actress, lost in their categories, but the film didn't go home empty-handed. The director won in the Foreign Language Film category and in the Cinematography category. When he went up to receive his awards, Alfonso embraced Yalitza and thanked her during his speech for her major contribution to his story. 

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Yalitza had no previous experience before her role in "Roma."

In fact, she is a teacher back home! She has been asked this question a lot during the press run, and her lack of training and experience in the acting field has led some people in the industry to doubt her ability and say she isn't deserving of the academy's recognition because she's not a "real actress." 

A group of Mexican actresses reportedly teamed up to conspire against Yalitza.

A group of Mexican actresses reportedly teamed up to conspire against Yalitza.

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A group of Mexican actresses reportedly banded together in a group chat on WhatsApp to ask the Academia Mexicana de Artes y Ciencias Cinematográficas (AMACC) not to consider Yalitza for an Ariel award, which is the Mexican equivalent of the Oscar, for her role in Roma. So much for girl power, right? Actress Rossana Barro spoke up against the alleged campaign on Twitter, calling it "pathetic."

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Actor Sergio Goyri was captured on video saying some racist and hurtful remarks about Yalitza.

The actor was in disbelief about Yalitza's Oscar nomination while having a conversation at dinner, and his girlfriend unwittingly caught it all on video and shared it on social media. In the clip, Sergio was heard saying racist and derogatory remarks about Yalitza. 

Unfortunately, Yalitza has had to deal with all this hate during such a beautiful moment.

Having this kind of success and recognition after your first role is so major, especially because Yalitza represents millions of indigenous women who don't often feel represented in the media. Not only that, but her character shows a side of domestic workers we don't usually see, and it brings attention to how much they impact people's lives. It's sad that Yalitza's own people felt threatened by her success instead of helping to uplift her and praise her the way she deserves. The way she has handled this, always having a smile on her face, shows us that her career and her path to success are just starting. And those haters are going to have to continue watching her on her journey from afar.