Alfonso Cuarón’s 3D space epic Gravity led the 86th Annual Academy Awards with seven wins, including the award for best director, as well as the awards for best visual effects, cinematography, film editing, sound editing, sound mixing and original score.
“On behalf of all of us, thank you so much to the Academy, for this honor in a year with such amazing visual effects,” said Gravity VFX Supervisor Tim Webber in accepting the award for best visual effects. “Visual effects and filmmaking is all about the team and there’s far too many to mention properly but I’d like to mention David Heyman, Nikki Penny, Emmanuel Lubezki, all of the shooting crew, RSP, and the incredible team at Framestore. It seemed like a crazy project so thank you to Warner Bros. and in particular Chris De Faria for believing in it. To George Clooney and especially Sandra Bullock for filling our visual effects with life and with emotion. But most of all, to Alfonso Cuarón for having, with Jonás, the vision of this breathtaking film, the audacity to make it happen and the courage to trust us to have such a big part in making it come to life. And finally, thank you to our families and the families of all visual effects artists. Thank you very much.”
Gravity has taken in $704.9 million globally including $270.5 at the domestic box office and $424.4 internationally.
In a tie with American Hustle for the most nominations this year, Gravity was nominated for ten awards at the Oscars, including Best Picture. In the Best Visual Effects category, winner Gravity was pitted against The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, Iron Man 3, The Lone Ranger and Star Trek Into Darkness.