Oscars 2019: 'Roma' wins foreign language film at the 91st Academy Award

26 February, 2019, 06:22 | Author: Heather Diaz
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Played by first-time actor and best actress nominee Yalitza Aparacio, Cleo's character was based on the Cuaron's real-life nanny and maid Liboria “Libo” Rodríguez, to whom he has also dedicated the film. The big winners at this year's Academy Awards included films such as Roma, Bohemian Rhapsody. Taking three Oscars home, the film picked up Best Costume Design, Best Production Design and Best Original Music Score at the Academy Awards. Other films of director Alfonso Cuaron have won Academy Awards, but "Roma' now becomes the first film from Mexico to win the Oscar for best foreign language film".

Apraicio had to learn Mixtec language for the film.

The Hollywood newcomers both star in the Netflix movie Roma, which is nominated for 10 Oscars including Best Picture and Best Foreign Language Film.

In a November 2018 Reuters interview, Cuaron called the film "the story of one of the human beings that I love the most".

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Netflix's Roma has already made history.

The film was inspired by Cuaron's childhood and a domestic worker who helped raise him.

Set in India, Period: End Of Sentence won the Best Documentary Short Subject at the 91st Academy Awards. Cuaron shot his own film when frequent collaborator Emmanuel "Chivo" Lubezki wasn't available and tonight noted, "It's very well known that Billy Wilder had in his office a sign that said 'What would Lubitsch have done?' For me it was 'What would Chivo have done?'" The film was nominated in seven other categories but lost out to some other great films. Directed by Alfonso Cuaron, the lead actress Yalitza Aparicio had never acted before when she was cast.

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