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OTRC: Oscars 2014: 'Gravity's Alfonso Cuaron wins Oscar for Best Director

Alfonso Cuaron appears at the 2014 Oscar nominee's luncheon in February 2014. (OTRC)

Alfonso Cuaron, director of the space drama film "Gravity," has won the Oscar for Best Director at the 2014 Oscars.

The movie, which stars Sandra Bullock and George Clooney, beat nominees Steve McQueen of "12 Years a Slave", Alexander Payne of "Nebraska", David O. Russell of "American Hustle" and Martin Scorsese of "The Wolf of Wall Street". The winners were announced at a live ceremony that took place at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles and aired live on the ABC Network on Sunday, March 2.

Prior to directing "Gravity," Cuaron was nominated for an Oscar in 2003 for Best Original Screenplay for the film "Y tu mama tambien." He received a nomination again in 2007 for Best Adapted Screenplay for the film "Children of Men."

"Gravity" depicts a space shuttle accident and focuses heavily on Bullock dealing with the aftermath of the crash as she struggles to survive. During the ordeal, Bullock's character finds faith as she thinks about the crisis she is in and about the loss of her 4-year-old daughter. The movie was nominated for 10 Oscars.

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