Cuarón Wins Oscar for Best Director; Fifth Win for a Mexican Filmmaker in Six Years


Mexican filmmaker Alfonso Cuarón won the Academy Award for Best Director for his film Roma, marking the fifth win by a Mexican director in six years and his second win in the same category after Gravity in 2014. The other three Mexican wins for Best Director are two for Alejandro González Iñárritu for Birdman in 2015, for The Revenant in 2016, and Guillermo del Toro for The Shape of Water last year.

Del Toro himself presented the award to Cuarón, who dedicated the award to actress Yalitza Aparicio and Marina de Tavira, producers Gabriela Rodríguez and Marina de Tavira, his children, and Mexico.

Roma took home three awards for Best Cinematography, Best Foreign-Language and Best Director.