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‘Roma’ Actor From Mexico Gets Visa to Attend Oscars Ceremony After All

2:08 PM PST on February 14, 2019

[dropcap size=big]J[/dropcap]orge Antonio Guerrero Martínez the actor who played Fermín in Alfonso Cuaron’s Roma has finally obtained a visa to the U.S. This comes after three attempts to get a visa, he will now attend the 91st Academy Awards on February 24.

Martinez thanks everyone who made this possible in a recent Instagram post.

Martínez played the martial arts enthusiast turned militant in the film and stole the show with a irreverent performance; one that includes Fermín showing off his martial arts routines with a stick but completely naked, dangly bits and all.

L.A. Times reports that Roma distributor  Netflix helped obtain non-immigrant visa for the Martínez through the U.S. Embassy in Mexico.

This comes after several attempts to get the actor to the Oscars. In a call-in interview with De Primera Mano, Martínez explains that “they don’t really give you an answer,” when his visa was denied. He says that even the letters from Netflix and Cuaron to the consulate went unread.

Roma has been been a critical darling and has been nominated for 10 Oscars, two of which include best actress for Yalitza Aparicio and Best Picture. Now Martínez can celebrate with the Roma team for their soon-to-come Oscars.

RELATED: Review: Roma Immortalizes the Strength of Domestic Workers

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