“Gravity” picks seven wins at the Oscars

Alfonso Cuarón’s 3D space epic Gravity led the 86th Annual Academy Awards with seven wins, including the award for best director, as well as the awards for best visual effects, cinematography, film editing, sound editing, sound mixing and original score.

Cuarón, who had already taken a Golden Globe and a BAFTA for his work as a director in Gravity was identified as one of the favorites to win the category. He becomes the first Latino to get that statue.

In category overtook Martin Scorsese (The Wolf of Wall Street), Steve McQueen (12 years slave), David O. Russell (American Hustle ) and Alexander Payne (Nebraska ).

Thanks to the Academy… Making a film can be a transformative experience and I want to thank ‘Gravity’ because for many of us involved in this film it was definitely a transformative experience.”

What really sucks is that for a lot of these people that transformation was wisdom, for me it was just the color of my hair,” he added, indicating his gray head. “I want to share this with all these wise people who made this movie happen.” “said the Mexican.

Visual effects prize

On behalf of all of us, thank you so much to the Academy, for this honor in a year with such amazing visual effects,” said Gravity VFX Supervisor Tim Webber in accepting the award for best visual effects. “Visual effects and filmmaking is all about the team and there’s far too many to mention properly but I’d like to mention David Heyman, Nikki Penny, Emmanuel Lubezki, all of the shooting crew, RSP, and the incredible team at Framestore. It seemed like a crazy project so thank you to Warner Bros. and in particular Chris De Faria for believing in it. To George Clooney and especially Sandra Bullock for filling our visual effects with life and with emotion. But most of all, to Alfonso Cuarón for having, with Jonás, the vision of this breathtaking film, the audacity to make it happen and the courage to trust us to have such a big part in making it come to life. And finally, thank you to our families and the families of all visual effects artists. Thank you very much.”

Gravity has taken in $704.9 million globally including $270.5 at the domestic box office and $424.4 internationally.

In a tie with American Hustle for the most nominations this year, Gravity was nominated for ten awards at the Oscars, including Best Picture. In the Best Visual Effects category, winner Gravity was pitted against The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, Iron Man 3, The Lone Ranger and Star Trek Into Darkness.