Alfonso Cuarón Wins Big at the 2019 Directors Guild Awards

Alfonso Cuarón’s black and white masterpiece Roma is one of the front-runners at this year’s Oscar race, and its odds of winning just became a little bit better. The renowned Mexican director scored a big victory at this year’s Directors Guild Awards for his work on the film.

Cuarón has beaten the tough competition he had in his fellow nominees Bradley Cooper (A Star Is Born), Peter Farrelly (Green Book), Spike Lee (BlacKkKlansman) and Adam McKay (Vice). After acknowledging their amazing work, Cuarón went on to thank the actors who helped him turn his deeply personal story into this extraordinary film.

Roma simply doesn’t exist without the generosity of spirit and effortless grace of Yalitza and Marina. They somehow, with the rest of my beautiful cast managed to bring to life this film from my memory,” said Cuarón during his acceptance speech.

Full List of Winners at 2019 Directors Guild Awards:

Best Feature Film

Alfonso Cuarón – Roma

Best Documentary

Tim Wardle – Three Identical Strangers

Best First-Time Feature Film

Bo Burnham – Eighth Grade

Best Drama Series

Adam McKay – Succession for “Celebration”

Best Comedy Series

Bill Hader – Barry for “Chapter One: Make Your Mark”

Best Movies for Television and Limited Series

Ben Stiller – Escape at Dannemora

Best Variety/Talk/News/Sports – Regularly Scheduled Programming

Don Roy King – Saturday Night Live for “Adam Driver/Kanye West”

Best Variety/Talk/News/Sports – Special

Louis J. Horvitz – The 60th Annual Grammy Awards

Best Reality Program

Russell Norman – The Final Table for “Japan”

Best Children’s Program

Jack Jameson – When You Wish Upon a Pickle: A Sesame Street Special

Best Commercial

Spike Jonze – Apple’s “Welcome Home”