Roma wins Best Director Oscar….but misses Best Picture.

Mexican director Alfonso Cuaron won Best Director for his Netflix movie Roma at the Academy Awards.

It also won Best Foreign Language Film and Best Cinematography.

But the film failed to create history after missing Best Picture, which went to Green Book.

That trophy would have been a first Best Picture for a streaming platform and the first time a Foreign Language Film collected the top award.

Roma, tells the story of a domestic worker in a middle-class household in 1970s Mexico City, partly inspired by Cuaron’s own childhood and the nanny who helped raise him.

It has previously won at the BAFTA Awards, Golden Globes and DGA Awards amongst others.

The Oscars was a hostless ceremony this year, in which big name musical acts became the highlight.

Aussies Tony McNamara and Fiona Crombie, both nominated for The Favourite, missed out on their Screenplay and Production Design categories.


  1. Well,i’m disappointed about this.I thought Roma was clearly the best movie of the year.I think the Netflix connection went against it with the academy,which sees Netflix as a disrupter and a rival to its own business model.

  2. The crowd response all through the night, gave Roma all credit it needed.
    Besides, they just couldn’t fit yet another award into the VW.
    Congratulations to Alfonso.

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