Cuarón Gives Mexico its First Oscar Win for Best Foreign Language Film


After nine nominations in almost sixty years, Alfonso Cuarón finally gave Mexico its first Academy Award win for Best Foreign-Language film for Roma. The Mexican film by Cuarón has won two Academy Awards this evening in ten of the categories it was nominated for.

The previous Mexican nominees were Macario by Roberto Gavaldón in 1960, The Important Man by Ismael Rodríguez in 1961, The Pearl of Tlayucan by Luis Alcoriza in 1962, Letters from Marusia by Miguel Littín in 1975, Amores Perros by Alejandro González Iñárritu in 2000, The Crime of Father Amaro by Carlos Carrera in 2002, and Pan's Labyrinth by Guillermo del Toro in 2006.

Mexico becomes the third Latin American film to win the Oscar for Best Foreign-Language Film after Argentina for The Officinal Story in 1985 and The Secret in Their Eyes in 2009, and Chile for The Fantastic Woman by Sebastián Lelio last year .