Alfonso Cuaron Wins Best Director at Oscars 2019 – Watch!

Alfonso Cuaron Wins Best Director at Oscars 2019 - Watch!

Alfonso Cuaron wins the award for Best Director at the 2019 Academy Awards on Sunday (February 24) at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.

The Roma director beat out Vice‘s Adam McKay, The Favourite‘s Yorgos Lanthimos, BlacKkKlansman‘s Spike Lee and Cold War‘s Paweł Pawlikowski to win the award.

Alfonso is also the first Mexican to win an Academy Award for Directing, having won for Gravity in 2014.

Roma follows a year in the life of a middle-class family’s maid in Mexico City in the early 1970s, and stars Yalitza Aparicio and Marina de Tavira.

“I want to thank the Academy for recognizing a film centered around an indigenous woman, one of the 70 million domestic workers in the world without work rights. As artists, our job is to look where others don’t,” he said.

Watch his acceptance speech below!

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