‘Roma’ Wins 10 Prizes Including Best Film at Mexico’s Ariel Awards

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Photo by Ginnette Riquelme/AP/Shutterstock Cast and crew of "Roma" stand on the stage to accept their Ariel Award for Best Film, during the 61st edition of the Ariel Awards from the Mexican Academy of Arts and Cinematographic Sciences at the National Cineteca in Mexico City Ariel Awards, Mexico City. June 24, 2019

Reprinted from Deadline Hollywood by Andreas Wiseman on June 25, 2019.

Alfonso Cuarón’s Roma swept the boards at Mexico’s Ariel Awards last night in Mexico City.

The black-and-white period drama scored ten wins at the country’s leading film awards, bestowed by the Mexican Academy, including best film, director, cinematography and original screenplay.

Cuarón was unable to attend the ceremony for personal reasons but most of the Netflix movie’s cast and crew were on hand to collect their awards in the city in which much of the film is set. Multi-Oscar winner Roma, the darling of last year’s festival and awards season, charts a year in the life of a Mexican maid working for a middle class family during the early 1970s.

Alejandra Marquez’s drama The Good Girls was the only film to get anywhere close to Roma on the night, picking up four prizes, including a best actress prize for Ilse Salas who beat out Roma‘s Oscar nominee Yalitza Aparicio in a surprise. Noé Hernández took home the best actor award for Ocho De Cada Diez and acclaimed Colombian co-production Birds Of Passage scored the prize for best Ibero-American film. …

Deadline Hollywood 6/25

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