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American Society of Cinematographers Reward Emmanuel Lubezki and ‘Gravity’

BestCinematographyGravityIt might be time to actually start realistically accepting the notion that Emmanuel Lubezki is finally about to win an Oscar. We joked a few years ago that he’d have to shoot some sort of 3D blockbuster to win Best Cinematography as opposed to what he’s been losing for all of these years (I can still hear Robert Hamer’s cry of anguish when he lost for The Tree of Life), and go figure, he’s got it with Gravity. The American Society of Cinematographers certainly are in his corner, as he won the top award from them last night, beating out his main Academy Award competitors Roger Deakins (for Prisoners, and a fellow long overdue DP), Bruno Delbonnel (for Inside Llewyn Davis), Philippe Le Sourd (for The Grandmaster), and Phedon Papamichael (for Nebraska), along with non Oscar nominees Barry Ackroyd (for Captain Phillips) and Sean Bobbitt (for 12 Years a Slave). You can see all of the award winners below, but this all but locks in Lubezki and Gravity for the statue…

Here is the full list of award winners from the ASC:

Film
Emmanuel Lubezki, ASC, AMC for Gravity (WINNER)
Sean Bobbitt, BSC for 12 Years a Slave
Barry Ackroyd, BSC for Captain Phillips
Philippe Le Sourd for The Grandmaster
Bruno Delbonnel, ASC, AFC for Inside Llewyn Davis
Phedon Papamichael, ASC for Nebraska
Roger Deakins, ASC, BSC for Prisoners

One-hour Episodic Television Series:
Jonathan Freeman, ASC for HBO’s Game of Thrones, “Valar Dohaeris” (WINNER)
Steven Bernstein, ASC for Starz Network’s Magic City, “The Sins of the Father”
David Franco for HBO’s Boardwalk Empire, “Erlkönig”
Pierre Gill, CSC for Showtime’s The Borgias, “The Purge”
David Greene, CSC for The CW’s Beauty and the Beast, “Tough Love”
Anette Haellmigk for HBO’s Game of Thrones, “Kissed by Fire”
Kramer Morgenthau, ASC for Fox’s Sleepy Hollow, “Pilot”
Ousama Rawi, BSC, CSC for NBC’s Dracula, “The Blood is the Life”

Television Movie/Miniseries:
Jeremy Benning, CSC for National Geographic Channel’s Killing Lincoln (WINNER)
David Luther for Starz Network’s The White Queen, “War at First Hand”
Ashley Rowe, BSC for Starz Network’s Dancing on the Edge, Episode 1.1

Half-Hour Episodic Series:
Blake McClure for Comedy Central’s Drunk History, “Detroit” (WINNER)
Peter Levy, ASC, ACS for Showtime’s House of Lies, “The Runner Stumbles”
Matthew J. Lloyd, CSC for Amazon’s Alpha House, “Pilot”

Spotlight Award
Lukasz Zal and Ryszard Lenczewski for Ida (WINNER)
Mark Lee Ping Bing for Renoir
Camille Cottagnoud for Winter Nomads

ASC Lifetime Achievement Award
Dean Cundey

International Achievement Award
Eduardo Serra

Career Achievement in Television Award
Richard Rawlings Jr.

Bud Stone Award of Distinction
Beverly Wood

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Written by Joey Magidson

When he’s not obsessing over new Oscar predictions on a weekly basis, Joey is seeing between 300 and 350 movies a year. He views the best in order to properly analyze the awards race/season each year, but he also watches the worst for reasons he mostly sums up as "so you all don't have to". In his spare time, you can usually find him complaining about the Jets or the Mets. Still, he lives and dies by film. Joey's a voting member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association.

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