'Gravity' spinoff could be Oscars contender, too
November 20th, 2013
05:47 PM ET

'Gravity' spinoff could be Oscars contender, too

There are two sides to every story, including what goes down in "Gravity."

According to the Hollywood Reporter, a short film from director Alfonso Cuarón's son, Jonás, explores a new story spun off from a crucial scene in the acclaimed space thriller.

During a pivotal moment in "Gravity," Sandra Bullock's character manages to make a distress call while trapped inside a Russian space capsule, connecting with a voice that is male and spoke a different language.

But Jonás and his dad, who co-wrote "Gravity" together, were curious about the person on the other end - who was he, and what must he have been thinking when he heard her voice? Jonas set out to answer that question with a seven-minute companion piece he wrote and directed called "Aningaaq."

Warner Bros. initially thought the short film would make a good extra on the Blu-ray release, but as Jonás' project has gained steamed on the film festival circuit the studio (which is owned by CNN's parent company) has decided to submit it for consideration in the Academy Awards' live-action short category.

If "Aningaaq" gets nominated alongside "Gravity," it would be the first time a film and a spinoff short were nominated together in the same year.

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