Alfonso Cuarón wins Directors Guild Award for “Gravity”
Prisoner of Azkaban director Alfonso Cuarón’s winning streak has continued this award season with the top prize given by the Directors Guild of America (DGA) for his sci-fi feature, Gravity. The award was presented to him by last year’s winner, Ben Affleck.
During his acceptance speech, he announced,
What you cannot see from up there (in space) is this bizarre experiment of nature that is the human experience. That experiment is what directors try to sort out with our films. Thankfully, that experience is as diverse as the films [that] these filmmakers make.
He also thanked his son Jonas Cuarón, who was co-writer of the film.
By winning this award, it could mean a win for him at the Academy Awards, one of the most prestigious film award ceremonies, taking place on March 2. Out of the 65 years that the Directors Guild Awards has taken place, the winner has failed only seven times to pick up the Oscar for Best Director.
Let’s keep our fingers crossed and wish Cuarón the very best of luck for the rest of the season!