Alfonso Cuaron's Gravity Receives 10 Oscar Nominations
Gravity, Alfonso Cuaron's stunning sci-fi thriller was the recipient of 10 Oscar nominations this morning making it the best showing for a sci-fi or fantasy film at the academy awards since Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings: Return of the King, which took home all of its 11 nominations in 2003.
Gravity was such a hit with critics that, to the best of our knowledge, it has received more nominations than any other science fiction picture before it, beating out the likes of Avatar, Apollo 13 and E.T. The Extraterrestrial all of which received 9 nominations. This recognition from the academy is testament to Gravity's brilliance and is a just reward for Director Alfonso Cuaron for persevering with what initially looked like an impossible project.
Gravity dominates the technical categories, but Alfonso Cuaron and Sandra Bullock both received nominations for Best Director and Best Actress respectively and the film also received a Best Picture nomination in what was an incredibly strong year.
For a full breakdown of Gravity's Oscar nominations see below.
Gravity Oscar Nominations:
- Best Picture
- Actress in a Leading Role - Sandra Bullock
- Cinematography - Emmanuel Lubezki
- Directing - Alfonso Cuaron
- Film Editing - Alfonso Cuaron and Mark Sanger
- Music (Original Score) - Steven Price
- Production Design - Andy Nicholson, Rosie Goodwin and Joanne Woollard
- Sound Editing - Glenn Freemantle
- Sound Mixing - Skip Lievsay, Niv Adiri, Christopher Benstead and Chris Munro
- Visual Effects - Tim Webber, Chris Lawrence, Dave Shirk and Neil Corbould
We'll have to wait until Sunday 2nd March to see how many notches Gravity can place in the win column, but until then, let's just enjoy the fact that SCI-FI IS BACK!
Click here to see a full list of Oscar Nominations.