There seems to be no stopping Alfonso Cuaron when it comes to picking up prizes…
The 52-year-old Mexican filmmaker, who took home two Academy Awards earlier this month, was named Best Director at the Jameson Empire Awards for helming the Sandra Bullock-starrer Gravity.
The mastermind behind the 3D sci-fi film beat out The World’s End’s Edgar Wright, Captain Phillips’ Paul Greengrass, The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug’s Peter Jackson and 12 Years A Slave’s Steve McQueen for the honor.
In addition, Cuaron’s Gravity was named Best Film. It beat out 12 Years a Slave, Captain Phillips, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire to win the coveted award.
The 2014 Jameson Empire Awards were held Sunday, March 30 at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London.
The Empire Awards are an accolade bestowed by Empire, Britain’s biggest selling film magazine, to recognize excellence of professionals in the local and global film industry. The awards are voted for by readers of the magazine and in an annual ceremony
Here’s a look at the complete list of Empire Award winner:
- The Legend of Our Lifetime: Tom Cruise
- The Action Hero of Our Lifetime: Arnold Schwarzenegger
- Empire Icon: Hugh Jackman
- Empire Hero: Simon Pegg
- Empire Inspiration: Paul Greengrass
- Best Male Newcomer: Aidan Turner (“The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug”)
- Best Female Newcomer: Margot Robbie (“The Wolf of Wall Street”)
- Best Horror: “The Conjuring”
- Best Comedy: “Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa”
- Best Thriller: “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire”
- Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy: “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug”
- Best Supporting Actor: Michael Fassbender (“12 Years a Slave”)
- Best Supporting Actress: Sally Hawkins (“Blue Jasmine”)
- Best British Film: “The World’s End”
- Best Actress: Emma Thompson (“Saving Mr. Banks”)
- Jameson Best Actor: James McAvoy (“Filth”)
- Best Director: Alfonso Cuaron (“Gravity”)
- Best Film: “Gravity”