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The 2019 Oscar Award for Best Director Goes to Alfonso Cuarón for ‘Roma’
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It’s officially time to honor the masterminds behind the camera.

The 91st annual Academy Awards took place tonight, and Alfonso Cuarón won the highly coveted award for Best Director for Roma.

The filmmaker was up against Spike Lee for BlacKkKlansman, Pawel Pawlikowski for Cold War, Yorgos Lanthimos for The Favourite and Adam McKay for Vice

The awards show first debuted the Best Director category back in 1929. Although filmmakers were allowed to receive multiple nominations, the Academy revised the rules in 1939 after Michael Curtiz was nominated for two films, Angels with Dirty Faces and Four Daughters.

Previous winners include Guillermo del Toro for The Shape of Water, Damien Chazelle for La La Land and Alejandro G. Iñárritu for The Revenant and Birdman.

So. Well. Deserved.

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