Cuarón Earns First-Ever Golden Globe for Directing “Gravity”

It’s a golden night for Alfonso Cuarón

The 52-year-old Mexican filmmaker earned the first Globe of his career Sunday night at the Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s 71st annual Golden Globe Awards.

Alfonso Cuaron

Cuarón, a first-time nominee for the prestigious award, took home the Best Director – Motion Picture trophy for helming the blockbuster 3D sci-fi thriller Gravity, which has earned more than $670 billion worldwide.

“This is for the hundreds of people that made this film possible,” Cuarón said during his acceptance speech. He wrapped up his time at the mic by thanking his mother: “And above all, muchas, muchas gracias a mi mama.”

It’s the latest award for Cuarón’s critically acclaimed work behind the lens on Gravity.

He’s also earned Best Director recognition at the Austin Film Critics Awards, the Central Ohio Film Critics Association Awards, the Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards, the Kansas City Film Critics Circle Awards, the Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards, the Online Film Critics Society Awards, the Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards, the San Diego Film Critics Society Awards, the San Francisco Film Critics Circle awards, the Toronto Film Critics Association Awards and the Washington DC Area Film Critics Association Awards.

But Cuarón wasn’t the only Latino winner…

Jared Leto took home the Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture at Sunday night’s awards show.

The 42-year-old part-Spanish American actor/singer earned the first Golden Globe of his career for his gender-bending performance as male-to-female transgender character Rayon in Dallas Buyers Club.

“This is incredible. I didn’t make a film for almost six years because I was pursuing other dreams and I just have to say it’s more than an honor to come back and have this love and support and I never expected it and never even dreamed of it,” said Leto, the lead singer of Thirty Seconds to Mars. “I want to thank my team for making this so fun and giving me this incredible life, and to the Rayons of the world, thanks for the inspiration.”

Here’s a complete look at this year’s Golden Globe winners:


— Picture, Drama: “12 Years a Slave.”

— Picture, Musical or Comedy: “American Hustle.”

— Actor, Drama: Matthew McConaughey, “Dallas Buyers Club.”

— Actress, Drama: Cate Blanchett, “Blue Jasmine.”

— Director: Alfonso Cuaron, “Gravity.”

— Actor, Musical or Comedy: Leonardo DiCaprio, “The Wolf of Wall Street.”

— Actress, Musical or Comedy: Amy Adams, “American Hustle.”

— Supporting Actor: Jared Leto, “Dallas Buyers Club.”

— Supporting Actress: Jennifer Lawrence, “American Hustle.”

— Foreign Language: “The Great Beauty.”

— Animated Film: “Frozen.”

— Screenplay: Spike Jonze, “Her.”

— Original Score: Alex Ebert, “All Is Lost.”

— Original Song: “Ordinary Love” (music by Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton, Larry Mullen Jr. and Brian Burton, lyrics by Bono), “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom.”


— Series, Drama: “Breaking Bad.”

— Actor, Drama: Bryan Cranston, “Breaking Bad.”

— Actress, Drama: Robin Wright, “House of Cards.”

— Series, Musical or Comedy: “Brooklyn Nine-Nine.”

— Actress, Musical or Comedy: Amy Poehler, “Parks and Recreation.”

— Actor, Musical or Comedy: Andy Samberg, “Brooklyn Nine-Nine.”

— Miniseries or Movie: “Behind the Candelabra.”

— Actress, Miniseries or Movie: Elisabeth Moss, “Top of the Lake.”

— Actor, Miniseries or Movie: Michael Douglas, “Behind the Candelabra.”

— Supporting Actress, Series, Miniseries or Movie: Jacqueline Bisset, “Dancing on the Edge.”

— Supporting Actor, Series, Miniseries or Movie: Jon Voight, “Ray Donovan.”