ROMA: An Artful Love Letter and Your Oscar Votes

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With excitement building as we approach the Oscars on February 24, 2019, ROMA is gaining increasing attention as a nominee for Best Picture. The movie has already garnered accolades and awards at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards (BAFTA), the Golden Globe® Awards and the Critics’ Choice Awards.

ROMA Collecting a Long List of Awards

On February 10, 2019, at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards in London, the film earned four awards: Best Film, Director, Cinematography and Film Not in the English Language.Film director, screenwriter, producer and editor Alfonso Cuarón won in each of these categories. This movie is one of the most personal projects to date from the Academy Award®-winning director and writer (Gravity, Children of Men, Y Tu Mama Tambien).

ROMA follows Cleo (Yalitza Aparicio), a young domestic worker for a family in the middle-class neighborhood of Roma in Mexico City. Cuarón draws on his own childhood to create a vivid and emotional portrait of domestic strife and social hierarchy amid political turmoil of the 1970s.

Delivering an artful love letter to the women who raised him, ROMA is also the winner of two Golden Globe® Awards and four Critics’ Choice Awards including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Cinematography and Best Foreign Film. This marks Alfonso Cuarón‘s first project since the groundbreaking Gravity in 2013.

ROMA is currently playing in select cities and is available for streaming on Netflix. For guild screenings, theater showings and a trailer, visit

Other Oscar Contenders for Best Picture

Some film fans are placing bets on ROMA adding the Oscar to its growing collection of awards. Others have their eye on other top movie contenders including:

  • A Star Is Born
  • Favourite
  • Green Book
  • Bohemian Rhapsody
  • Black Panther
  • BlacKkKlansman
  • Vice

Your Vote for Best Picture Winner at the Oscars

Did you see ROMA, and what was your reaction? Would you recommend this film to other movie lovers, and why or why not?

Which movie do you think should receive the Oscar for Best Picture this year, and why does it deserve this golden honor? Which other films do you predict will claim some coveted Oscars? Place your vote for Best Picture on Artsphoria now!

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