Oscars 2014: Alfonso Cuaron wins Best Director | EW.com

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Oscars 2014: Alfonso Cuaron wins Best Director

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Gravity’s sweep of the 86th Annual Academy Awards continues: The Academy awarded Alfonso Cuarón a Best Director statuette, making him the first Mexican person ever to win this category. His win comes as the culmination of a long, arduous filmmaking process; Gravity was in development for several years. “For many of us involved in this film, it was definitely a transformative experience,” Cuarón said in his acceptance speech. “And that was good, because it if it was not it would have been a waste of time.”

Cuarón also thanked the “wise guys at Warner Bros” before amending himself – “the wise people at Warner Bros” – and concluded his speech with a few words in Spanish.

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