Cuarón Makes Oscar History Becoming the First Director to Win Oscar for Best Cinematography


Mexican director Alfonso Cuarón made history this evening by winning the Academy Award for Best Cinematography for Roma marking the first time a director wins the Oscar for Best Cinematography for a film he directed.

Cuarón wanted regular collaborator and fellow countryman Emmanuel “El Chivo” Lubezki to work in the cinematography of his autobiographical film Roma, but when he wasn’t available, he decided to do the photography.

This was Cuarón first Oscar win for his film Roma, which was nominated in ten different categories.