91ST OSCARS ONSTAGE SPEECH: DIRECTING
SPEECH BY: Alfonso Cuarón
Thank you so much. Being here doesn’t get old. I hope [unintelligible] Guillermo doesn’t get old. I want to thank so many people. Obviously, Yalitza Aparicio and Marina de Tavira. You are the film. They are truly the film. Amazing cast and crew. Gabriela Rodríguez, Nicolás Celis, my producers. David Linde and Jonathan King at Participant Media. Ted Sarandos, Scott Stuber, Julie Fontaine at Netflix. Kelly Bush, BeBe Lerner at ID. Y Guillermo del Toro, Alejandro Gonzalez Iñárritu and Hillary Holmes. Now, I have to say I’m going to get lost in the Bermuda Triangle here, so I better take my notes. Oh yeah, I want to thank the Academy for recognizing a film centered around an indigenous woman, one of the 70 million domestic workers in the world without work rights, a character that has historically been relegated in the background in cinema. As artists our job is to look where others don’t. This responsibility becomes much more important in times when we are being encouraged to look away. Muchas gracias [Spanish]. Muchas gracias a mi familia. Muchas gracias, Mexico, y sobre todo muchas gracias [Spanish]. Gracias, gracias, gracias.