DGA Awards: Alfonso Cuaron Wins Feature Award for ‘Roma’

Alfonso Cuaron has won the Directors Guild Award for top feature film for “Roma,” keeping up his awards-season momentum.Cuaron topped Bradley Cooper for “A Star Is Born,” Spike Lee for “BlacKkKlansman,” Adam McKay for “Vice,” and Peter Farrelly for “Green Book.”“Thank you, cabron — you are my film career,” a deeply moved Cuaron told last year’s winner, Guillermo del Toro.Cuaron explained backstage that he had used “cabron,” often an expletive in Spanish, as a term of endearment for del Toro.

“Like everything else, it’s a matter of context,” he added.Cuaron also thanked Participant Media, which financed the black-and-white Spanish-language film, and Netflix, which released it, for their “glorious stupidity.”The filmmaker singled out Oscar-nominated stars Yalitza Aparicio and Marina de Tavira.“‘Roma’ simply doesn’t exist without the generosity of spirt and effortless grace of Yalitza and Marina,” he said.

“They somehow, with the rest of my beautiful cast,

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