Alfonso Cuarón wins Oscar for best director for Roma

Cuarón becomes fifth Mexican best director winner in six years, as he takes the Academy Award for his 70s-set drama RomaAlfonso Cuarón has won the Oscar for best director at the 91st Academy Awards for Roma.This is the second time Cuarón has taken the award, after winning in 2014 for his space drama Gravity.

This year, Cuarón triumphed over a strong field including Spike Lee for the police-infiltration drama BlacKkKlansman, Paweł Pawlikowski for epic Iron Curtain romance Cold War, and Yorgos Lanthimos for the period black comedy The Favourite.

It is the fifth time in six years a Mexican director has won the award, with Alejandro Gonzalez Iñárritu winning in 2015 and 2016 for Birdman and The Revenant respectively, and Guillermo del Toro in 2018 for The Shape of Water, as well as Cuarón in 2014.

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