'Gravity' Director Alfonso Cuaron to Receive Visual Effects Society Visionary Award

The Oscar-nominated director will be honored Feb. 12 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.
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Alfonso Cuaron

Alfonso Cuaron will receive the Visionary Award in recognition of his career, including the making of Gravity, at the 12th annual Visual Effects Society Awards on Feb. 12 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

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“He has been at the forefront in using visual effects to tell remarkable, highly nuanced stories that change the way we think about what is possible to achieve,” said VES board chair Jeff Okun in a statement.

A three-time Oscar nominee, Cuaron directed, co-wrote, produced and edited Gravity. His directorial credits include Y Tu Mamá También, for which he received a best original screenplay Oscar nomination, and Children of Men, which earned him Academy Award nominations for best adapted screenplay and best editing.

Cuaron made his directorial debut in 1992 with Sólo Con Tu Pareja. His credits also include A Little Princess, Great Expectations and Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.

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