Oscars: Alfonso Cuaron Makes History With ‘Roma’ Cinematography Win

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It was immediately clear - she timed her arrival at the 91st Academy awards at the flawless moment to inspire people to treat themselves to an early dessert. If results go her way, she could go a step further and become the first of either demographic to win an Academy Award tomorrow. He claimed a statue for foreign language film as well. It's also the first film from Netflix to earn a Best Picture nomination. Her film debut was Roma so yeah, expectations for the budding actress are high.

Mexican filmmaker Alfonso Cuaron won the best director Oscar on Sunday for his semi-autobiographical film, "Roma".

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Cuaron thanked his team by saying, "to create a single frame of film, as you well know, requires the work of a lot of people, very hard work".

But the night's biggest shocker may have been the sixties-set drama Green Book taking the Best Picture trophy over Netflix's black-and-white family-saga Roma.

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However, "RBG, about U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, lost the best documentary category to rock climbing tale "Free Solo".

"Roma" was the most personal of the films directed by Cuaron, whose career began in television in Mexico in the early 1990s. The biggest was Cuaron's win for Best Director, which was expected since he'd also won that award at the Golden Globes. The film was nominated in seven other categories but lost out to some other great films.

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Comic actress Melissa McCarthy turned up on stage dressed as an over-the-top monarch, her pockets stuffed with plush rabbits, in a nod to best picture nominee "The Favourite".