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
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
Spike Jonze – Apple’s “Welcome Home”