The Mexican film Roma by Alfonso Cuarón was nominated for three Golden Globes Awards in its 76th annual edition, for Best Director, Best Screenplay, and Best Foreign Language Motion Picture, it was announced this morning. Being a foreign production, Cuarón’s film was not eligible for the Best Picture.
Set in Mexico City in 1971 and shot in black and white, the film follows a young domestic worker Cleo (Yalitza Aparicio) from Mixteco heritage descent and her co-worker Adela (Nancy García), also Mixteca, who work for a small family in the middle-class neighborhood of Roma. Mother of four, Sofia (Marina de Tavira) 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.
While trying to construct a new sense of love and solidarity in a context of a social hierarchy where class and race are perversely intertwined, Cleo and Sofia quietly wrestle with changes infiltrating the family home in a country facing confrontation between a government-backed militia and student demonstrators.
Cuarón had previously been nominated for the Golden Globes for Y Tu Mamá También for Best Motion Picture - Foreign Language in 2002, and in 2014 for Gravity for Best Picture and Best Director, for which we won.
Additionally, Puerto Rican actor Lin Manuel Miranda was nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy for his role as Jake in the remake of Mary Poppins.
The winners of the 76th Annual Golden Globes Awards will be announced on Sunday, January 6 at a ceremony in Beverly Hills, California.