Alfonso Cuaron


Alfonso Cuarón wins best director Oscar

Alfonso Cuarón has won the best director Oscar for Gravity at the 86th Academy Awards, defeating a field that included 12 Years a Slave's Steve McQueen, Nebraska's Alexander Payne and Martin Scorsese for The Wolf of Wall Street. In doing so, Cuarón becomes the first Mexican-born director to win the award.

Oscar predictions 2014: Gravity

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It's been, like, forever since a space film made any serious impact at the Oscars: you have to go back to Avatar in 2010 for anything remotely in the same ballpark.