Mexicans rejoice at Gonzalez Inarritu's Oscar victories

February 23, 2015 6:24 PM

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Mexicans rejoiced at the Oscar victories of native son Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu on Monday, and embraced remarks he made that were widely seen as a criticism of their government.

Gonzalez Inarritu responded to his best picture award for "Birdman" by expressing hope Mexico "can find and build the government that we deserve." National pride over the director's victory was so great that even the country's ruling party sent congratulations, despite the seeming swipe.

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