Sandra Bullock presented “Gravity” director Alfonso Cuaron with the Visionary Award during the 12th annual VES Awards last February 12, 2014. The VES Awards recognizes outstanding visual effects artistry and innovation in film, animation, television, commercials and video games and the VFX supervisors, VFX producers and hands-on-the-keys artists.
I have a few pictures added to the gallery, thanks to Claudia.
Sandra Bullock won tonight at Critics Choice Awards as Best Actress in an action movie for her work in Gravity. The event is currently being held at Barker Hanger in Santa Monica, California. Alfonso Cuarón won as well as Best Director.
Check pictures in our gallery:
FYI: Sandra is wearing a Lanvin dress, Jimmy Choo shoes, a Roger Vivier purse, and Fred Leighton earrings.
Earlier today the 2014 Oscar Nominees were announced and “Gravity” leads the nominations alongside “American Hustle” with ten nominations each!
Sandra got nominated for Best Actress in a Leading Role. Other nominations include Best Picture, Best Directing (Alfonso Cuarón), and Best Visual Effect (Tim Webber, Chris Lawrence, Dave Shirk and Neil Corbould). For a full list of all the nominees be sure to head over to Oscar.com!
The award ceremony will be held on March 2nd. Deadline also has Sandra’s reaction on her nomination:
Sandra Bullock, Gravity
“It’s not just the feeling of what’s happening now, it’s also what the last two years have been like with the amazing experience of Gravity. All we cared about was that Alfonso [Cuaron] got recognized because this is his story, his journey, his life story. I feel like I have an embarrassment of riches and now something horrible is going to happen. [Laughs] But I want to not blow through this. I want to savor every moment, I want to enjoy it. I want to hang out with my fellow ladies like I have been when we see each other on these crazy press tours. I just don’t want to miss a thing, like Aerosmith said. Yes the circumstances were bizarre and difficult. You’re acting by yourself and are forced to dig deep to find emotions hanging from things and being in pain and twisted… but you also got to have this amazing, never-done-before experience. We didn’t think we were making a blockbuster – we thought we were making an art house film that happens to be in space, it’s existential, and it has these beautiful life metaphors. I’m sure the studio can tell you didn’t think in a million years this film would make a dime. But Alfonso stayed with his vision, he knew what he was making.” – Bullock
Earlier today the nominations for the 2014 BAFTA Awards were announced and “Gravity” leads the field with eleven nominations.
Sandra got her own as Best Actress, (with Cate Blanchett, Amy Adams, Judi Dench and Emma Thompson being the other nominees). The film is also nominated as Best Film, Director, Best British Film and Best Original Screenplay, among the other categories.
The BAFTAs will be held on February 16th.
The inside look from Warner Bros. at how they filmed the genre-bending outer space film features Bullock practicing space choreography in her now-infamous tank top on a soundstage, Clooney discussing the screenplay, and the producers talking about the visual effects and technology the film uses so seamlessly.
The January issue of Empire Magazine has 2 pages on their ‘Oscar Special’ featuring Gravity, and you can find scans up in the gallery:
The two actors were in fact very rarely together on stage, given Cuaro?n’s strictly pre-vized, physically restrictive, virtual- environment approach. “In some instances there was no George!” the director reveals — even when on screen Ryan was with his Matt Kowalski. “But we tried to adapt the technology for them to be together, [especially when] it was about eyes, them looking at each other. But physically there is only so far you can move bodies before they feel uncomfortable and you feel the strain and the gravity. We’d say, ‘Well you have to understand, Sandra, that George’s face is not going to be here, it’s going to be here.’ Even in the moments they were together there was all this kind of abstraction. What we did was rehearse the chemistry first so they got it and were just trying to replicate it through the whole thing.”