Barry Jenkins, director of the Academy Award-nominated film "If Beale Street Could Talk," recently shared a sweet story about the team behind fellow Academy Award-nominated film "Roma."
The acclaimed writer and director, who won an Academy Award for his 2016 film "Moonlight," tweeted about a trip he took to Mexico City in November 2018, when "Roma" producers Nicolás Celis and Gabriela Rodriguez graciously took him under their wing.
"Lots of stories about awards season, but mostly the s---- ones rule the day," he wrote. "Anyhow, reminded of the morning after the Governor Awards. To celebrate my birthday and Thanksgiving, headed to Mexico, City. We chose it because it was close and we were curious, I’d never been..."
"And I get on the plane and who’s citing [sic] next to me? Nico Celis and Gaby Rodriguez, producers of @ROMACuaron," he continued. "I’d only met them the night before and yet here we were, me heading to their city knowing no one."
Jenkins explained that the pair were extremely welcoming and generous.
"Reader: let me tell you I landed in Mexico City and these folks gave me their hired car and took a taxi home instead," he wrote.
"They then made reservations for us throughout the week, checking in repeatedly that we were all good and taken care of," Jenkins added.
He said that they even threw him a surprise party with their entire crew, attaching a video of the fun celebration to his tweet.
Jenkins finished up his story by reminding his Twitter audience of an important part of awards season: celebrating one another.
"When you read all this madness going on in awards season and all the s--- that unfortunately comes to dominate the day, remember there’s some super cool people just trying to tell stories and, along the way, celebrate each other and genuinely bond with new friends," he wrote.
The 2019 Oscars will air at 8 p.m. Sunday on ABC.