Hello, Oscar: Gravity Builds Momentum at DGAs
Cuaron and Co. take home top film honors
By Polly Davis Doig, Newser Staff
Posted Jan 26, 2014 6:00 AM CST
This Oct. 1, 2013 file photo, director Alfonso Cuaron at the premiere of "Gravity" in New York.   (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

(Newser) – Alfonso Cuaron and Gravity added top film honors to their collection at last night's Directors Guild of America Awards, building momentum in what's seen as a tight three-way race to the Oscars. The award all but guarantees Cuaron the Best Director Oscar (though don't ask Ben Affleck about that particular almost-guarantee), and gives Gravity another boost over American Hustle and the faltering 12 Years a Slave, notes the AP. The latter two films had been seen as the strongest contenders in a flip-a-coin contest at the March 2 Academy Awards, but as Scott Bowles at USA Today notes, "Now the coin has three sides."

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Jan 30, 2014 11:16 AM CST
I didn't understand the big hype about the movie. It was really boring. I just kept waiting for it to be over with. The only good part was when she was falling back to Earth. The rest was just a waste of my time.
Jan 26, 2014 9:29 PM CST
For that sucky pos? Nope.
Jan 26, 2014 9:10 PM CST
It was an easily forgetable film.