The Golden Globe Awards were a huge night for filmmaker Alfonso Cuarón, who took home the statuette for best director for the movie “Gravity.”
Among those congratulating the Mexican director were President Enrique Peña Nieto and actors Gael García Bernal and Diego Luna.
“Many congratulations to Alfonso Cuarón for winning the Golden Globe for best director. It is a deserved recognition for his great work,” Peña Nieto wrote in Spanish in his Twitter account.
García Bernal tweeted in Spanish, “The ‘neta’ is cool, but unreachable Alfonso Cuarón, my dear Charolastra,” in reference to their work together in the Golden Globe winning film “Y tu mamá también.”
Actor and producer Luna also offered his congratulations on Twitter, writing in Spanish: “Jumping for joy for dear Alfonso and his Golden Globe!!! So awesome!!
Cuarón’s space thriller was also nominated for best film, losing to Steve McQueen’s “12 Years a Slave.” The film’s leading lady Sandra Bullock received a nomination for best actress, but lost to Cate Blanchet for “Blue Jasmine.”
During his acceptance speech Sunday night, Cuarón joked about his thick accent and how it could have affected filming.
“This is for the hundreds of people that made this film possible. Because of my thick accent, they ended up doing what they thought I said, not what I really said,” the filmmaker joked, before thanking Bullock. “I want to thank you for not quitting when you thought that I had told you, ‘Sandra, I’m going to give you herpes,’ when I really meant to say, ‘Sandra, I’m going to give you an ear piece.’”
With the Golden Globes over, no doubt Cuarón is anxiously waiting for the Academy Award nominations to be announced Thursday morning.