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Oscars 2014: Alfonso Cuaron wins best director for 'Gravity'
Oscars 2014: Alfonso Cuaron wins best director for 'Gravity'

Alfonso Cuaron has won the Oscar for director for his space adventure “Gravity,” becoming the first Latin American director to take the top filmmaking prize. The Mexican director, 52, was the fourth Latin American to be nominated in this Oscar category, following Hector Babenco (“Kiss of the Spider Woman”), Fernando Meirelles (“City of God”) and Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu (“Babel”). The Oscar also offers a personal vindication of sorts for Cuaron, who before “Gravity” had not made a movie since 2006’s dystopian thriller “Children of Men” and who waited years on “Gravity” for financing and...

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