Emmanuel Lubezki is back to his winning ways…
The Mexican cinematographer, who won the Academy Award for Best Cinematography this year for his work on Gravity, has won the Best Cinematography award from the Los Angeles Critics Association.
Lubezki earned the award for his critically acclaimed work on Alejandro González Iñárritu’s black comedy Birdman, starring Michael Keaton as a washed-up Hollywood actor who once played the superhero Birdman in three blockbuster movies, before leaving the multi-billion-dollar franchise. More than 20 years after Birdman, Riggan wants to reinvent his career by writing, directing, and starring in a Broadway play.
Lubezki has said the camerawork and editing of Birdman were manipulated to give the appearance that most of the film was shot in one continuous long take. The screenwriters have said that the long take approach was part of Iñárritu’s initial idea behind the film although “huge” and “important” people warned them not to write it and shoot it that way.