Cuarón Gives Mexico Its Second Golden Globe Win

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Filmmaker Alfonso Cuarón’s Roma gave Mexico its second Golden Globe Award, sixty years after Ismael Rodríguez’s Tizoc gave the country its first nomination and win for Best Motion Picture in a Foreign Language. Cuarón’s autobiographical film was nominated in three categories at the 76th edition Golden Globes, including for Best Screenplay and Best Director.

Starring newcomer Yalitza Aparicio and Marina de Tavira the black and white film is set in Mexico City in 1971 and follows a young domestic worker Cleo from Mixteco heritage descent and her co-worker Adela, also Mixteca, who work for a small family in the middle-class neighborhood of Roma. Mother of four, Sofia copes with the extended absence of her husband, and Cleo faces her own devastating news that threatens to distract her from caring for Sofia’s children, whom she loves as her own.

In his acceptance speech he thanked the film’s producers Gabriela Rodríguez and Nicolás Celis, his family and Mexico.