By Creative Media TimesAlfonso Cuarón’s march towards Oscars 2019 glory continues after winning top feature film for “Roma” at Saturday’s Directors Guild Awards, held at the Hollywood and Highland Center’s Ray Dolby Ballroom in Los Angeles.
The director won Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film, beating out other nominees such as Bradley Cooper for “A Star Is Born,” Adam McKay for “Vice,” Spike Lee for “BlacKkKlansman,” and Peter Farrelly for “Green Book.”
The same award was won last year by Guillermo del Toro, who later won Best Director at the 2018 Oscars for “The Shape of Water” which also won Best Picture.
Cuaron is on his way to potentially repeating a feat he achieved with 2013 sci-fi thriller “Gravity” which also won him best director at both the DGAs and the Academy Awards. He also wrote, co-edited, co-photographed, co-produced the film, which stars Yalitza Aparicio and Marina de Tavira.
The black and white semi-autobiographical drama chronicles a tumultuous year in the life of a middle-class family in Mexico City in the early 1970s.
Other big winners on Saturday were McKay, taking the the drama series award for HBO’s “Succession,” and Ben Stiller for movies for television and limited series category for Showtime’s “Escape at Dannemora.” See the full list of winners at www.dga.org.