•  photo | Alfonso Cuaron, Sandra Bullock

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Published: Monday January 13, 2014 00:00 AM EST


"I want to thank you for not quitting when you thought I [had] told you, 'Sandra, I'm going to give you herpes,' when I really meant what to say, 'Sandra, I'm going to give you an earpiece.'"
– Best director winner Alfonso Cuaron, joking about his language barrier while saluting Gravity leading lady Sandra Bullock in his acceptance speech