One of the top honors of the night and it goes to Alfonso Cuaron.
The Best Director nominees were:
Alfonso Cuaron, Gravity
Last year the prize famously went to Ben Affleck who was then snubbed by the Academy in the same category.
Cuaron was charming and gracious and relayed a tale of telling Sandra Bullock he was going to give her an "ear piece" and Bullock thinking (due to his accent) that he was saying "herpes." Win.