Cuarón and Lubezki Win BAFTA Awards


Mexican filmmaker Alfonso Cuarón and Mexican DP Emmanuel Lubezki were amongst the winners at the 2014 British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Awards which were announced at a ceremony in London tonight. Cuarón was awarded the prize for Best Director and Lubezki the award for Best Cinematography, both for Gravity, which was the top winning film of the evening taking six awards in total also including the ones for Best British Film and Best Visual Effects.

"I consider myself a part of the British film industry," he said as he noted that he's been living in London over the past 13 years: "I guess I make a good case for curbing immigration." He saluted his son, Jonás, to whom he referred as "my teacher in film, my master in life", and his star Sandra Bullock "who is Gravity."

Gravity was nominated in 11 categories, the top award for Best Film was presented to 12 Years a Slave.