“Not even to sit in the audience, not to present, nothing—and I’m a member,” Perez tells Variety. “I love the Academy Awards. I cheer on my peers, but it hurts. It’s like when your home team doesn’t ask you to come back into the stadium after you got up to bat and hit the home run.” Perez thinks her omission stems from Hollywood's long neglect of Latinos. Only four of the 23 Oscar categories this year have some kind of Latino representation.