'Roma' Wins Three Oscars, Snubbed For Best Picture

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Alfonso Cuaron's black and white film Roma was honored with three Academy Awards on Sunday in Los Angeles, none of which were for best picture.

The Netflix drama was nominated for ten awards, ultimately winning Oscars in the categories of: Best Foreign Language Film, Best Cinematograpy, and Best Director for Cuaron. 

This is the fourth year in a row that a Mexican director takes top honors at the coveted ceremony, including Cuaron's win in 2014 for lensing Gravity.

Roma is the first first Mexican title to win an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film as well as the first foreign language film to earn a director an Oscar.

First time actress Yalitza Aparacio, who played Cleo, an indigenous live-in maid in the whole of a middle class family in Mexico's Roma district in 1970, earned a nomination for best actress although the award ultimately went to The Favourite star Olivia Coleman.

Marina de Tavira also earned an Oscar nomination for her portrayal of Cleo's boss Sofia in the supporting actress category, but lost to If Beale Street Could Talk star Regina King.

Roma is currently available to be streamed via Netflix.