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Gravity wins big at Oscars but not Best Picture

by on Mar.03, 2014, under Movies

The genre curse lives on – it seemed as if Gravity had a decent shot at breaking the the curse that no science fiction or fantasy film has ever won the Academy Award for Best Picture, especially after director Alfonso Cuarón won Best Director (but don’t tell him we’re calling Gravity science fiction – he doesn’t think it is) – and it’s somewhat rare for Best Director and Best Picture to not go to the same film. But it wasn’t to be, as the Best Picture nod went to 12 Years A Slave, which itself was a likely winner for either award as well. But it did come away with 6 statues, including Best Director, Original Score, Film Editing, Cinematography, Sound Editing, and Visual Effects.



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