LOS ANGELES - Mexico’s “Roma” is the winner of the best foreign language film at the Oscars.
Other films of director Alfonso Cuaron have won Academy Awards, but “Roma” now becomes the first film from Mexico to win the Oscar for best foreign language film. The movie’s dialogue is in Spanish and Mixtec.
“Free Solo” has won the best documentary feature Academy Award.
The film follows elite rock-climber Alex Honnold’s attempt to ascend the famed El Capitan rock formation at Yosemite National Park without ropes.
The film was directed and co-produced by the husband-and-wife team of Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin. Vasarhelyi thanked National Geographic, and specifically called them out for hiring female directors.
It is Cuaron’s second win of the night. Earlier in the ceremony, he won the best cinematography award.
Mahershala Ali is the winner of the Academy Award for best supporting actor. The win comes for his performance in “Green Book.”
It’s the second Oscar for Ali, who won in the same category in 2017 for “Moonlight.” In “Green Book” he plays Don Shirley, an African-American classical pianist, who tours the Deep South.
He thanked Shirley at the outset of his acceptance speech, saying telling Shirley’s story pushed him as an actor.
Ali dedicated his win to his grandmother, who he said is always pushing him to remain positive.