With today’s Oscar nominations announcement, lead by Roma—in tie with The Favourite—the Mexican film by Alfonso Cuarón broke and tied several records, and marked multiple high points for the nominated cast and crew. Check them out here:
1. Roma ties with Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2001) for most nods ever received by a foreign-language film.
2. Alfonso Cuarón ties Oscar record for most nominations for a single film.
Nominated as Producer for Best Picture in addition to Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, and Best Cinematographer. Cuarón ties with such cinema greats as Warren Beatty (for Heaven Can Wait and Reds), Alan Menken (for Beauty and the Beast), and Joel and Ethan Coen (for No Country for Old Men).
3. Cuarón becomes the first filmmaker to earn Oscar nominations for Best Director and Best Cinematography in the same year, for the same film.
4. Roma matches Cuarón’s 2013 Oscar favorite Gravity for number of nominations.
5. Cuarón has received, to date, 10 Oscar nominations including Best Original Screenplay for Y Tu Mamá También and Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Film Editing for Children of Men. He has won two Academy Awards for his achievements in directing, including Best Director and Best Film Editing for Gravity.
6. Roma becomes the 11th foreign film cross-listed for Best Picture.
7. Roma becomes first Latin American film ever nominated for Best Picture.
8. Gabriela Rodriguez becomes first Latina producer to be nominated for Best Picture.
9. Roma becomes Mexico’s 51st submission to the category of Best Foreign Language Film and the 9th Mexican film to be nominated for this category following Macario (1960), The Important Man (1961), The Pearl of Tlayucan (1962), Letters from Marusia (1975), Amores Perros (2000), The Crime of Father Amaro (2002), Pan's Labyrinth (2006), and Biutiful (2010). Mexico has not yet had any wins in the category of Best Foreign Language Film.
10. Yalitza Aparicio becomes first Indigenous woman ever nominated for Best Actress.
11. Yalitza Aparicio becomes second Mexican-born actress to be nominated for Best Actress; fourth to be nominated for either Best Actor or Best Actress.
12. Yalitza Aparicio becomes fourth Latin American actress to be nominated for Best Actress behind Colombian actress Catalina Sandino for Maria Full of Grace (2004), Mexican Selma Hayek for Frida (2002), and Brazilian Fernanda Montenegro for Central Station (1998).
13. Marina de Tavira becomes fourth Mexican-born actress to be nominated for Best Actress in a Supporting Role behind Katy Jurado for Broken Lance (1954), Adriana Barraza for Babel (2006) and Mexican-born Lupita Nyong’o for her winning role in 12 Years a Slave (2013).
14. Mexico’s 14th nomination for Best Art Direction; second nomination for Eugenio Caballero following his 2006 win for Pan’s Labyrinth (2006).
15. Mexico’s 12th nomination for Best Cinematography; first for Cuarón in this category.
16. Mexico’s 3rd nomination for Best Sound Editing; first for Sergio Díaz in this category.
17. Mexico’s 3rd nomination for Best Sound Mixing; 2nd nomination for José Antonio García following his work on Argo (2012).
18. Mexico’s 6th nomination for Best Original Screenplay; 2nd nomination for Alfonso Cuarón following his 2002 nomination for Y Tu Mamá También; 3rd nomination including his 2006 nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay for Children of Men.
19. If Roma wins Best Picture, it will be the first fully-subtitled film to reign supreme.