Alfonso Cuaron is protecting his playing cards near the vest as as to if he thinks he’s a lock to win huge at this yr’s Academy Awards … however he’s (considerably) ready if he does.
We received the famend filmmaker on the Independent Spirit Awards Saturday in Santa Monica and requested him if how a lot we must always put down on odds that he cleans up throughout Sunday’s award present. Alfonso is up for Best Director, and his movie, “Roma,” is predicted to take dwelling loads of prizes — together with, doubtlessly, Best Picture. Needless to say, he might simply sweep.
Alfonso gained’t inform us a method or one other if $100 could be a great guess, however he does play the hypothetical sport right here. He additionally tells us how he’ll have a good time if he does take dwelling some statuettes this yr … even when he doesn’t have an acceptance speech ready fairly but.
BTW … we additionally spoke with Rosanna Arquette – and many different stars — on the Spirit Awards Saturday, and she or he informed us that award present was rather more progressive than the Oscars, primarily based on which administrators have been nominated for every respective ceremony.
This ain’t a shot a shot at Cuaron by any stretch of the creativeness — he wasn’t nominated for Best Director on the Spirit Awards, FWIW — however it’s an fascinating commentary on gender parity within the biz.