Alfonso Cuaron Wins Best Director For 'Gravity,' So Maybe '12 Years A Slave' For Best Picture?
I don’t do Oscar pools, but my bet has been that Cuaron would win Best Director for Gravity, which is a striking visual and technical achievement, while 12 Years A Slave would win for Best Picture. I think Gravity is a less complete movie than 12 Years A Slave: among other things, it has a much, much weaker script. But it’s still quite strong. And I can’t resent some love for a genre picture, given how disdainfully science fiction is treated by the Academy.