The ever gracious Mexican filmmaker Alfonso Cuaron took home the Golden Globe for Best Director this past Sunday. In his acceptance speech (the funniest of the night) the first words he uttered into the microphone were, “Ay guey.” Mexicans across the globe chuckled at that one. Cuaron went on to tell a hilarious story about Sandra Bullock misunderstanding his accent while shooting Gravity in which she thought he said, “I’m going to give you herpes.” What Cuaron actually said was, “I’m going to give you an earpiece.”
Following his win, the man has been all over the internet. From videos and memes of his “Ay guey” moment to a “Script to Screen” featurette released by Warner Brothers, here is a round up of the internet love for Alfonso Cuaron and his spectacular visual effects space odyssey Gravity.
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The night of the Globes, Twitter was giddy about the guy.
Alfonso Cuaron to Ben Affleck as he received his Golden Globe for best director, “Gracias carbon. Ay guey!”
— Daniel Quiroz (@1neking) January 14, 2014
— Aleli (Aah-lay-lee) (@loudmouthleli) January 13, 2014
“Sandra, I am going to give you herpes. When what I really said is Sandra, I am going to give you an ear piece.” -Alfonso Cuaron #LatinaGG
— Latina Magazine (@Latina) January 13, 2014
— Tanisha L. Ramirez (@TanishaLove) January 13, 2014
Alfonso Cuaron wins the night. #LatinoGG
— Latino News (@latinoticias) January 13, 2014
Cuaron deserves it, no? Makes a different kind of magic every time out.
— david carr (@carr2n) January 13, 2014
And not to be outdone, Fusion posted a vine clip of Cuaron’s “ay guey” because who doesn’t want to watch it on loop?
Written by Vanessa Erazo. LatinoBuzz is a weekly feature on SydneysBuzz that highlights Latino indie talent and upcoming trends in Latino film with the specific objective of presenting a broad range of Latino voices. Follow @LatinoBuzz on Twitter and Facebook.