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Alfonso Cuaron has made Oscar history with these unprecedented dual wins

Alfonso Cuaron has made Oscar history with these unprecedented dual wins

Alfonso Cuaron has rewritten the Oscar history books with a pair of victories on Sunday night. The “Roma” mastermind won Best Cinematography and Best Director, becoming the first person to win both categories.

Cuaron was already the first person to be nominated in both categories for a film he or she helmed. Only one other person has received bids in both categories, but they were for two different films: Jack Cardiff. The legendary British cinematographer had three cinematography nominations, winning once for “Black Narcissus” (1947), and later earned a directing nomination for “Sons and Lovers” (1960). But Cardiff, who received an Honorary Oscar in 2000, did not direct “Black Narcissus” and did not serve as Dp on “Sons and Lovers.”

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When his pal, three-time Oscar-winning cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki, was unavailable to lense “Roma,” Cuaron decided to shoot the black-and-white film himself. “Roma” is the first

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