Roma, the intimate and semi-autobiographical film by Alfonso Cuarón, won four awards at the 72nd edition of the British film and TV awards (BAFTA) last night, including best film.
The director himself won a record four personal BAFTA awards for a single film from a record six personal nominations, including best director and best cinematography. Roma also won the BAFTA for best film not in the English language.
Cuarón now has seven BAFTA wins, having previously won best director and best British film for Gravity and best non-English film for producing Guillermo Del Toro’s movie Pan’s Labyrinth.
“Thank you Alfonso, you did not make this easy, but it was worth it,” said producer Gabriela Rodriguez as she received the award for best non-English film alongside the director himself.
The ever-growing list of wins and accolades received by Roma and its cast makes it a strong contender for the biggest night for the film industry, the Oscars, for which it has 10 nominations: best picture, best director, best actress, best supporting actress, original screenplay, foreign language film, cinematography, production design sound editing and sound mixing.
As in the BAFTA nominations, Cuarón has been nominated in four of those categories.
Roma has also become the first film distributed primarily by a streaming service to be nominated for best picture, and has tied with Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon for the most Oscar nominations ever received by a film not in English.