Alfonso Cuaron wins best director Oscar for 'Gravity'

Alfonso Cuaron wins best director Oscar for 'Gravity'

March 2nd, 2014 by Associated Press in Local - Breaking News

Annalisa Bugliani, left, and Alfonso CuarĂ³n arrive at the Oscars tonight at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.

Photo by Associated Press /Times Free Press.

Partial list of Oscar winners

Partial list of winners at Sunday's 86th annual Academy Awards presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Best Director: 'Gravity'

Supporting Actor: Jared Leto, "Dallas Buyers Club."

Supporting Actress: Lupita Nyong'o, "12 Years a Slave."

Foreign Language Film: "The Great Beauty," Italy.

Animated Feature Film: "Frozen."

Cinematography: "Gravity."

Sound Mixing: "Gravity."

Sound Editing: "Gravity."

Costume: "The Great Gatsby."

Makeup and Hairstyling: "Dallas Buyers Club."

Animated Short Film: "Mr. Hublot."

Documentary Feature: "20 Feet from Stardom."

Documentary (short subject): "The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life."

Film Editing: "Gravity."

Live Action Short Film: "Helium."

Visual Effects: "Gravity."

LOS ANGELES - Alfonso Cuaron has won the Academy Award for best director for the visually groundbreaking lost-in-space spectacle "Gravity."

It was the seventh Oscar of the evening for "Gravity" and the second for Cuaron himself. Earlier in the evening he shared in the Oscar for film editing.

The Mexican director, 52, has been lauded for the technical advancements featured in his film, which was seen as revitalizing the 3-D format.

The other nominees Sunday were: David O. Russell, "American Hustle"; Alexander Payne, "Nebraska"; Steve McQueen, "12 Years a Slave"; and Martin Scorsese, "The Wolf of Wall Street."

The 86th Academy Awards are airing live on ABC from the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles with host Ellen DeGeneres.