Movie 'Roma' makes history with 10 Oscar nominations

The successful launch of the Mexican filmmaker Alfonso Cuarón, 'Roma', has achieved 10 important nominations within the Academy Awards, among which is the "Best Film" and "Best Foreign Language Film".

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The Academy of Arts and Cinematographic Sciences revealed the list of nominees for the 2019 Oscar Awards and one of the films that received the most appointments in the more than twenty categories was the Mexican film 'Roma'.

There are a total of 10 nominations received by this original Netflix film, produced by the Mexican director and screenwriter, Alfonso Cuarón, who has been celebrating the success of one of his best productions, up to the present.

The first surprise, for 'Roma', within the list of nominees for the Academy Awards 2019, was that of Best Supporting Actress who received the Mexican actress Marina de Tavira, who plays a middle-class mother named Sofia, inside the tape. Yalitza Aparicio, star of 'Roma', is another of the nominated actresses who appears on the list that awards the Best Actress of the 2019 Oscars.

The Mexican director in charge of this production, Alfonso Cuarón, also received a nomination in the category of Best Director, before which he will have to compete with Adam McKay, Yorgos Lanthimos, Pawel Pawlikowski and Spike Lee.

The most anticipated category for film lovers also has a space for the production of Cuarón, since 'Roma' has obtained a nomination for Best Film. This marks a milestone not only for Mexican production but for Latin American cinema as it is the first time that a film in Spanish (and Mixtec) is nominated for an Oscar as important as this one.

'Roma' will have to dispute this gold award with films like "Black Panther", "The Favorite", "Green Book", "Vice", "BlacKkKlansman", "A Star is Born", "The Bohemian Rhapsody".

As in previous galas that reward the best of cinema and television, such as the Golden Globes or the Critics Choice Awards, the Cuarón film managed to obtain, again, the nomination for Best Foreign Film.

The other five categories in which 'Roma' appears are the Best Sound Mix; Best Edition; Best Production Design, for Eugenio Caballero; Best Original Screenplay and Best Photography.

Roma: Synopsis

This story directed by the prominent Mexican actor Alfonso Cuarón portrays the vicisitudes facing Cleo, a domestic employee played by the well-known actress Yalitza Aparicio, who has to face the rejection and abandonment of a society marked by class inequalities.

The film, set in the political conflicts that occurred in Mexico in the 70s, shows the situation of vulnerability to which domestic employees like her are exposed. Family abandonment will be one of the topics of this story, which will be represented through two women protagonists of 'Roma': Cleo and Sofia, played by Aparicio and Marina de Tavira.