And never mind that attendees at similar watch parties set up by the National Day Laborer Organizing Network could not celebrate a best actor win for Demian Bichir’s portrayal of an undocumented worker from Mexico in “A Better Life.” “He has already won for us,” said Pablo Alvarado, a former day laborer from El Salvador and now director of the Los Angeles-based day laborer network. “We’re going to give him the day laborer Oscar anyway.” He’s making plans to present the special award to Bichir at a screening March 22 in New York. It will be a golden statuette of a day laborer hailing down a truck for work. – Washington Post. 03.01.2012

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