'Gravity' heads skyward
Alfonso Cuaron was awarded the top film honor from the Directors Guild of America for Gravity Saturday night, giving the lost-in-space saga an edge on the journey to the Oscars.
In the recent bustle of Hollywood honors, Gravity, David O. Russell's con-artist caper American Hustle, and Steve McQueen's historical epic 12 Years a Slave had been competing in the tightest three-way Oscar race in years. But Cuaron's film now has the upper hand, and with 10 Oscar nominations, is likely to be the biggest overall winner on March 2. American Hustle also has 10 nominations, but in tougher, more competitive races than Gravity's mainly craft nods.