We are now in the thick of awards season and the insanely talented Alfonso Cuarón just took home another significant prize at the Directors Guild of America Awards. Beating out the likes of Steve McQueen and David O. Russell, Cuarón took home the best director award for his cinematic achievement found in "Gravity".
McQueen's "12 Years a Slave", Russell's "American Hustle" and Cuarón's "Gravity" seem to be consistent as the frontrunners across the board this year. The fact that Cuarón took home the DGA award for best director increases his chances by a huge margin that he will also take home the best director award at the Academy Awards this year. Only seven times in the 65-year history of the DGA Awards has the winning director not gone on to win at the Oscars as well.
Best Picture still seems to be a mystery on who will take that home since most of the awards thus far have been separated into Drama vs. Comedy. It will be interesting to see who takes the cake when it's one competitive category at the Oscars, with ten worthy nominees competing.
It's great that Cuarón is getting honored for his truly breathtaking work on "Gravity". While the dialogue and storyline may have been a bit lacking to some, the visual effects, lighting, sound and depth were literally out of this world. It may not take home the Best Picture Oscar this year but Cuarón certainly deserves all the accolades he's receiving for raising the bar yet again with his incredible film experience.
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