awards & nominations

Mozart in the Jungle (2014)

Gael García Bernal as "Rodrigo"

As Amazon's "Mozart in the Jungle" opens, Maestro Thomas takes his final bow with the New York Symphony. Applause dies down, and the orchestra's chairwoman introduces a new conductor -- young, flamboyant, talented Rodrigo, who strides onto the stage, bows and turns his baton into a rose! Conflict begins for the badly behaved genius and his stodgy predecessor, now music director emeritus. Rodrigo promises change when he icily reviews Thomas' last concert, and it starts with auditions that alter life for a female oboist scrambling for gigs.

Golden Globe (2016)WonBest Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy

Babel (2006)

Gael García Bernal as "Santiago"

An accident connects four groups of people on three different continents: two young Moroccan goatherds, a vacationing American couple (Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett), a deaf Japanese teen and her father, and a Mexican nanny who takes her young charges across a border without parental permission.

Screen Actors Guild Awards (2006)NominatedOutstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

The Motorcycle Diaries (2004)

Gael García Bernal as "Ernesto 'Che' Guevara de la Serna"

On a break before his last semester of medical school, Ernesto "Che" Guevara (Gael García Bernal) travels with his friend Alberto Granado (Rodrigo De la Serna) from Brazil to Peru by motorcycle. The two men soon witness the great disparities in South America, encountering poor peasants and observing the exploitation of labor by wealthy industrialists. When they reach a leper colony in Peru, Ernesto's values have changed so much that he sides with the sufferers, forgetting his own comfort.

British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2004)NominatedActor in a Leading Role