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Alfonso Cuaron, the Academy Award winning Mexican Director, to be honoured by Museum of Modern Art

Oct 10, 2014 17:17 IST

Museum of Modern Art in New York on 3 October 2014 announced to honour the Academy award winning Mexican Director Alfonso Cuaron. He will be honoured at an annual Film Benefit gala scheduled to be held on 10 November 2014 in New York.

He will be honoured for encompassing grand-scale Hollywood productions as well as more modestly scaled independent efforts.

Previous honorees include Tilda Swinton, Quentin Tarantino, Pedro Almodóvar, Kathryn Bigelow, Tim Burton, and Baz Luhrmann.

About Alfonso Cuaron
• Alfonso Cuaron Orozco born November 28, 1961 is a Mexican film director, screenwriter, producer and editor
• He is best known for his films A Little Princess (1995), Y Tu Mamá También (2001), Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004), Children of Men (2006), and Gravity (2013).
• He has been nominated for six Academy Awards including Best Original Screenplay for Y Tu Mamá También, Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Film Editing for Children of Men, and Best Picture for Gravity
• He won the Best Director and Best Film Editing for Gravity in 2013 which won seven Academy Awards. The movie stars Sandra Bullock in the lead role.
• For film Gravity, he also won the Golden Globe Award for Best Director and the BAFTA Awards for Best British Film and Best Direction.
• He also won a BAFTA Award for Best Film not in the English Language as one of the producers of Guillermo del Toro's Pan's Labyrinth.

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