The (Oscars) future looks bright for Emmanuel Lubezki…
The Mexican cinematographer took home an ASC Award at the 28th annual American Society of Cinematographers Outstanding Achievement Awards on Saturday at the Hollywood & Highland Ray Dolby Ballroom.
Lubezki earned the prize in the in the theatrical motion picture category for lensing Alfonso Cuarón’s 3D sci-fi thriller Gravity.
He topped a field of nominees that included Sean Bobbitt for 12 Years a Slave, Barry Ackroyd for Captain Phillips, Philippe Le Sourd for The Grandmaster, Bruno Delbonnel for Inside Llewyn Davis, Phedon Papamichael for Nebraska and Roger Deakins for Prisoners.
It’s the third ASC feature award for Lubezki, who previously won for Children of Men and The Tree of Life.
The win puts Lubezki in some select company. In the event’s 28-year history, only one cinematographer, the late Conrad Hall, won the feature category an unprecedented four times. And, Lubezki now joins fellow nominee Deakins as the only cinematographers with three wins in the category.
Also this year, Lubezki received his sixth Oscar nomination, and is vying for his first Academy Award.
Here’s a complete list of winners:
Emmanuel Lubezki, ASC, AMC, Gravity
One-hour Episodic Television Series:
Jonathan Freeman, ASC, HBO’s Game of Thrones, “Valar Dohaeris”
Jeremy Benning, CSC, National Geographic Channel’s Killing Lincoln
Half-Hour Episodic Series:
Blake McClure, Comedy Central’s Drunk History, “Detroit”
Lukasz Zal and Ryszard Lenczewski, Ida