Alfonso Cuarón and Mark Sanger
As three members of the shuttle crew work outside the craft to repair the Hubble telescope, they have a catastrophic encounter with a field of space debris. Cut off from all communication with Houston ground control, novice astronaut Dr. Ryan Stone must master her terror and rely on instructions from her veteran flight companion, Matt Kowalski, if she is to survive.
Including his nominations this year for Directing and Best Picture for GRAVITY, this is the sixth Academy Award nomination for Alfonso Cuarón. He was previously nominated for:
Nominee, Film Editing
Nominee, Writing (Adapted Screenplay)
Nominee, Writing (Original Screenplay)
This is the first Academy Award nomination for Mark Sanger.
Mark Sanger: Thank you very much, a great honor. I’d like to thank our amazing team, headed by Tania Goding, Debs Richardson, Steve Pang, Steve Mates, Alastair Grimshaw, Alex Fein, and Ruth Antoine. I’d like to thank my lovely wife, Mrs. Sanger, over there, and all I can say is…And the unsung hero in all of this, our executive producer Nikki Penny. There is no greater accolade than to be recognized by those who inspire you, and by that I mean, you sir, my fellow nominees and the Academy, thank you very much indeed.
Alfonso Cuarón: And bye.