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The Associated Press
Date
March 3, 2014

GETTING A SECOND CHANCE

The night was going so well for “Gravity” director Alfonso Cuaron that he didn’t bother making a speech during his first trip to the Oscars stage on Sunday.

He let his co-winner for best film editing take the limelight, only thanking his family backstage after he was prompted to do so by a reporter.

Fortunately for family relations, he got a second chance when he won the best director Oscar. By that point, the film had also won for cinematography, score, sound editing and mixing, and visual effects.

In addition to thanking his family, Cuaron offered special praise to Sandra Bullock (“the soul and heart of the film”).

He also made one of the best slips of the night when he thanked “the wise guys at Warner Brothers” for making the film before quickly correcting himself and calling them “the wise people.”

The wise guys in the Twitterverse still weren’t satisfied.

They complained that he never thanked Sir Isaac Newton.

— Hannah Dreier — Twitter: www.twitter.com/HannahDreier.

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EDITOR’S NOTE — Show Bits brings you the 86th annual Academy Awards in Los Angeles through the eyes of Associated Press journalists. Follow them on Twitter where available with the handles listed after each item.

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