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Oscars 2014: Alfonso Cuaron wins best director for Gravity

Published on Mar 3, 2014 12:45 PM
Alfonso Cuaron accepts the Oscar for best director for the film, Gravity at the 86th Academy Awards in Hollywood, California on March 2, 2014. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

LOS ANGELES (REUTERS) - Mexican director Alfonso Cuaron won the Oscar for best director on Sunday for the space thriller Gravity in which an astronaut fights for survival after being cut loose from her space shuttle.

It was the first Academy Award for Cuaron, 52, whose film starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney mixed dazzling special effects, suspense and human drama.