Alfonso Cuaron won the Directors Guild of America award last night for his hit film Gravity.
Gravity's leading lady Sandra Bullock attended the ceremony to show her support for Cuaron as he was awarded the honour by last year's winner Ben Affleck.
In his acceptance speech Cuaron said: "This is truly an honour and I'm humbled by it. I still have this teen crush on other directors. "
The Directors Guild of America have a good record at predicting the Best Director Oscar winners. Last year's winner Ben Affleck was only the seventh DGA winner to not receive an Oscar in the 65 years the ceremony has been running as his film Argo was not nominated by the Academy.
Gravity faces stiff competition however in the Oscar race with Steve McQueen (12 Years a Slave), Martin Scorsese (Wolf of Wall Street), David O. Russell (American Hustle) and Alexander Payne (Nebraska) also nominated in the Best Director category.