“Roma” Scores Top Honor at the 2019 Directors Guild Awards

Alfonso Cuaron at the Award Ceremony of 75th Venice International Film Festival, Italy. Photo by Camilla Morandi/Venezia/IPA/REX/Shutterstock (9877892ar)

Experts are predicting Alfonso Cuarón will be crowned best director at this year’s Oscars, and he solidified his status as a front runner after the Directors Guild Awards. Mexican filmmaker won top honor at this awards ceremony with his semi-autobiographical movie Roma.

To make the whole thing even better, Cuarón received his shiny statue from none other than his good friend and longtime collaborator – the Shape of Water director Guillermo del Toro.

“It’s just one of those things that are completely unreal. It’s one of those miracles of life. Your brother, not only in life, but also in film, is the one giving you the award,” said this renowned director, and went on to thank his beautiful cast for bringing to life this film from his memory.

Before the Directors Guild Awards rolled around, Alfonso Cuarón won best director award at several major ceremonies, including Golden Globes and Critics Choice Awards.

Full List of Winners at 2019 Directors Guild Awards:

Best Feature Film

Alfonso Cuarón – Roma

Best Documentary

Tim Wardle – Three Identical Strangers

Best First-Time Feature Film

Bo Burnham – Eighth Grade

Best Drama Series

Adam McKay – Succession for “Celebration”

Best Comedy Series

Bill Hader – Barry for “Chapter One: Make Your Mark”

Best Movies for Television and Limited Series

Ben Stiller – Escape at Dannemora

Best Variety/Talk/News/Sports – Regularly Scheduled Programming

Don Roy King – Saturday Night Live for “Adam Driver/Kanye West”

Best Variety/Talk/News/Sports – Special

Louis J. Horvitz – The 60th Annual Grammy Awards

Best Reality Program

Russell Norman – The Final Table for “Japan”

Best Children’s Program

Jack Jameson – When You Wish Upon a Pickle: A Sesame Street Special

Best Commercial

Spike Jonze – Apple’s “Welcome Home”