Cuarón Wins Second Golden Globe for Best Director, the Fourth Win for a Mexican Filmmaker


Alfonso Cuarón won his second Golden Globe for Best Director this evening for his autobiographical epic film Roma, which also was presented with the award for Best Foreign Language Film. The Mexican filmmaker had won the Golden Globe in 2014 for his blockbuster sci-fi film Gravity, and since then fellow countrymen Alejandro González Iñárritu and Guillermo del Toro have won the same award for The Revenant in 2016 and The Shape of Water in 2018, respectively.

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.

With tonight’s wins, Roma consolidates its position as one of the favorite candidates for the Academy Awards.