Two Filipinos Up for Oscars

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Two Filipino Americans have been nominated for their roles in two top Hollywood films to the 83rd Oscar Awards to be held on February 27 at the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles.

Hailee Steinfeld, 14, is one of the favorites for this year’s Best Supporting Actress for her moving role in True Grit as a teen-aged farm girl who tries to exact justice for the death of her father at the hands gun-for-hire Tom Chaney (Josh Brolin).

New Yorker Matthew Libatique has been nominated for best cinematography for his work in Black Swan.