Alfonso Cuaron Has Excelled Against His Competition


Alfonso Cuaron received another prize for Gravity, and this time at the 2014 Directors Guild of America Awards on Saturday, 25 January.

The successful director, originally from Mexico, got a big award at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza hotel, located in California – Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures – for his astonishing space thriller, Gravity.

Cuaron was very enthusiastic and shared his thoughts with the crowd as he received the award. “What you cannot see from up there (in space) is this bizarre experiment of nature that is the human experience.”

He also added, “That experiment is what directors try to sort out with our films. Thankfully, that experience is as diverse as the films as these film-makers make.”

His main competitors were Paul Greengrass (Captain Phillips), Steve McQueen (12 Years A Slave), David O. Russell (American Hustle) and Martin Scorsese (The Wolf of Wall Street).

Among others, the winners were Steven Soderbergh, who took the Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Movies for Television for the Liberace biopic Behind the Candelabra, and the amazing Vince Gilligan, winner of Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Dramatic Series for the hit TV show Breaking Bad.

If you have been asking yourself what happened to all those comedies you enjoyed last year, here’s the answer. Beth McCarthy-Miller received a prize for her time at the 30 Rock, while Saturday Night Live’s Don Ray King got the Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Variety award.

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