Latinos Won Big At The 2019 Critics Choice Awards With Alfonso Cuaron’s ‘Roma’ Leading The Pack
The 24th Annual Critics Choice Awards happened last night and there were a lot of surprises when people started to take home trophies. Alfonso Cuarón’s “Roma” was the biggest winner of the night snatching up 4 trophies by the end of the night. Here is a quick recap of the Latino winners of the 2019 Critics Choice Awards.
First, diverse casts and multicultural stories were at the forefront.
— Critics' Choice (@CriticsChoice) January 14, 2019
“Roma,” “If Beale Street Could Talk,” and “Roma” were all represented during the awards ceremony and the representation of people of color was noticed.
“Roma” was the biggest winner of the night taking home 4 awards.
— ROMA (@ROMACuaron) January 14, 2019
“Roma” has been cleaning up at award shows scoring high marks for the film. After last night, “Romas” has won 20 awards including the Golden Lion and the Golden Globe for Best Director.
“Roma” won Best Cinematography, Best Foreign Language Film, and Best Picture at the Critics Choice Awards.
— Letizia (@MissL_5) January 14, 2019
The win came as a surprise to many since the film was up against “Black Panther,” “If Beale Street Could Talk,” “Tha Favourite,” “A Star Is Born,” “BlacKkKlansman,” “First Man,” “Mary Poppins Returns,” and “Vice.”
While a lot of people celebrated the win some people just don’t get it.
Roma won Best picture. It baffles me how a foreign film could beat Black Panther, A Star is Born, Bohemian Rhapsody and even green book for Best Picture. I just don't get it. I never understand these award shows #CriticsChoiceAwards
— ????Becky???? (@BecksLS30) January 14, 2019
Twenty awards for a movie can’t be wrong. The movie is proving to resonate with people because of it’s raw and beautiful storyline that so many people can relate to.
Alfonso Cuarón took home Best Director for his work on “Roma.”
There is only one answer for best director: ALFONSO CUARÓN. #CriticsChoiceAwards
— Christian Fuentes (@ChrisFuentes24) January 14, 2019
Cuarón took aim at the Trump administration during his acceptance speech saying, “This bunch of Mexicans are not as bad as sometimes they are portrayed.”
On Saturday, Cuarón gave a speech at the Los Angeles Film Critics Association saying, “I want to salute the Los Angeles Film Critics Association. Thanks to your help we can break down walls.”
Another Latino project that keeps geting attention is “American Crime Stroy: The Assassination of Gianni Versace.”
— mari (@mariipedroso) January 14, 2019
Darren Criss won the Critics Choice Award for Best Actor in a Movie Made for TV or A Limited Series.
“The Assassination of Gianni Versace” took home the award for Best Limited Series.
The Assassination of Gianni Versace is this year's Best Limited Series. Gianni Versace's legacy is acknowledged as well as "one of the best casts ever assembled for television." #CriticsChoiceAwards
— Rebecca Murray (@becmur) January 14, 2019
The cast of the show continue to be uplifted for their performance together on the show portraying the life of serial killer Adnrew Cunanan. Cunanan killed a series of people on his way to Miami where he would eventually murder Gianni Versace on the steps of his South Beach mansion.
Lastly, “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” nabbed another Best Animated Film award.
— Lainie Medina (@JadoreLainie) January 14, 2019
“Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” gives Afro-Latinos the comic/animated representation they have been looking for. Miles Morales, who’s father is African-American and mother is Puerto Rican, has to save the world with the help of other Spider-People from different universes after the tragic death of Peter Parker. The animated film has received rave reviews so the victories shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise.
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