Alfonso Cuarón must be on cloud nine. Fresh off his Golden Globe win for best director, the Mexican filmmaker’s space thriller “Gravity” received 10 Academy Award nominations Thursday – tying the film with “American Hustle.”
“Thank you Academy for this incredible recognition,” the 52-year-old director said in a statement. “These nominations are not just about single achievements, but rather the collective effort of hundreds of dedicated artists who made this dream a reality.”
He further gushed: “On behalf of everyone involved with ‘Gravity’ I want to express our deepest gratitude to the industry, the exhibitors and the public for embracing this film so passionately,” Cuarón continued. “A special thank you to our friends and collaborators at Warner Bros, for staying on board this journey for more than four years.”
The 3-D space odyssey was nominated for best picture, best director, cinematography, film editing, original score, production design, sound editing, sound mixing and visual effects.
The film’s leading lady, Sandra Bullock, was nominated for her second Academy Award, for best actress.