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Emmanuel Lubezki

Best known as a Cinematographer based on credits in that role in 15 films, with $2,367,299,763 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #38)
Best-Known Technical Roles: Gravity (Cinematographer), The Revenant (Cinematographer), Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events (Cinematographer), The Cat in the Hat (Cinematographer), Sleepy Hollow (Cinematographer)
Most productive collaborators: George Clooney, Alfonso Cuarón, Sandra Bullock, Ed Harris, David Heyman

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In Technical RolesCinematographer15$1,046,694,963$1,320,604,800$2,367,299,763

2015 Awards Season: Oscar Winners... And the Oscar Goes to Spotlight for Best Picture

February 28th, 2016

Spotlight

It’s Oscar day and, if all goes to plan, I will be live-blogging the ceremony tonight. Here is the list of nominees marked according to predictions from our readers, and my personal wishes. Nominees in Bold are the ones predicted to win by our readers (we’ll have a full rundown of the predictions at noon, after the contest ends). If I am predicting a different film, those are in Italics. Meanwhile, the nominees I want to win, but don’t think will win, are Underlined. There are a few categories where the film I really think deserves the award was not even nominated, plus a few I don’t have a real opinion on.

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Oscar Predictions: Mad Max Heads Technical Categories, Revenant Favorite for Best Picture

February 28th, 2016

Predicted Oscar Winners

Voting in our annual Predict the Academy Awards contest is now closed, and we can reveal the final vote totals in each category, along with the rough probability for which film will win each award. This is a year where readers are very confident about the outcomes in many of the categories. In fact, there isn’t a single major category where less than 50% of readers picked the same winner, and there are five Oscars where 90% or more of readers agreed on the outcome, including a massive 97% of the vote for Inside Out for Best Animated Feature. That makes The Revenant a rather more uncertain bet, with 70% of readers favoring it for Best Picture. That’s actually theoretically the closest call among all the major prizes… More...

2015 Awards Season: Oscar Preview

February 28th, 2016

The Revenant

It’s Oscar day and, if all goes to plan, I will be live-blogging the ceremony tonight. Here is the list of nominees marked according to predictions from our readers, and my personal wishes. Nominees in Bold are the ones predicted to win by our readers (we’ll have a full rundown of the predictions at noon, after the contest ends). If I am predicting a different film, those are in Italics. Meanwhile, the nominees I want to win, but don’t think will win, are Underlined. There are a few categories where the film I really think deserves the award was not even nominated, plus a few I don’t have a real opinion on.

If you haven’t done so already, it’s not too late to enter our Oscar competition, and win all Best Picture nominees on Blu-ray or DVD. More...

2015 - Awards Season: BAFTA - Winners - Revenant and Mad Max Lead the Way

February 15th, 2016

The Revenant

The BAFTA awards were handed out over the weekend. There were two main winners, The Revenant, which won most of its five awards in the high-prestige categories, and Mad Max: Fury Road, which earn all four of its awards in technical categories. It appears the Oscars will be very similar in that breakdown. More...

2015 Awards Season: Oscars - Nominations

January 15th, 2016

The Revenant

The Oscar nominations were announced at 5:30 am Pacific time. Nothing is good that early in the morning. Worse still, this was a terrible year for snubs, especially when it comes to diversity of the nominees. The voters for the Oscars are 94% white and 77% male... but that's still more diverse than the list of nominees. The Revenant led the way with 12 nominations and it is expected to win a few of those, while it is a serious contender in most of the categories it was nominated in. More...

2015 - Awards Season: BAFTA - Nominations

January 9th, 2016

Bridge of Spies

The BAFTA nominations were announced and you can read them on their site... in alphabetical order. Alphabetical order is very useful in most circumstances, but not here. On the other hand, the nominees within each category are not presented in alphabetical order. ... Are the BAFTAs trolling us? As for the actual nominees, the big winners here are Bridge of Spies and Carol, both of which earned nine nominations. For Carol, this is just another impressive score, but this was a pleasant surprise for Bridge of Spies. More...

2014 - Awards Season: Independent Spirit Awards - Winners

February 22nd, 2015

Birdman poster

The Independent Spirit Awards winners were announced last night and there were few surprises. Birdman led the way with 3 wins, but it wasn't the only film to come away with more than one award.

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2014 - Awards Season: BAFTA - Winners

February 8th, 2015

The Grand Budapest Hotel poster

The BAFTA winners were announced on Sunday and there were a few surprises, including the number one winner. The Grand Budapest Hotel took home five awards, while Boyhood, The Theory of Everything, and Whiplash earned three each. More...

2014 - Awards Season: BAFTA - Nominations

January 11th, 2015

The Grand Budapest Hotel poster

The BAFTA nominations were announced yesterday and unlike most other Awards Season voters, the BAFTA voters gave us some real surprises. For instance, Birdman didn't lead the way. In fact, it was a comedy, The Grand Budapest Hotel, that earned the most nominations at 11. Granted, Birdman and The Theory of Everything were tied for second place with ten each, but it is still strange to see a comedy leading the way. More...

2014 - Awards Season: Independent Spirit Awards - Nominations

December 6th, 2014

Birdman poster

The Independent Spirit Awards nominations were announced last week and I'm getting to them a little late, because I needed to organize the whole Awards Season stories. Firstly, I've decided to use the year the movies were released not the year the awards are handed out, unlike what we did last year. This means both will have 2014 as the year. Not ideal, but it is better to fix the mistake now than carry on making it. Secondly, the headlines are just going to be the name of the Awards and either nominations or winners. This will make it easier for readers to find later on. As for the Independent Spirit Awards nominations, Birdman led the way with 6 nods, while Boyhood, Nightcrawler, and Selma were right behind with 5 each.

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2014 Awards Season: Oscar Ceremony Live Blog - And the Oscar goes to... 12 Years a Slave

March 2nd, 2014

The Oscars are being handed out this evening and as usual, we will be live-blogging the event. Here's the last look at the nominations with those chosen by our contest entrants as the likely winners in Bold. If I disagree with the consensus, they are in italics, and sharp-eyed readers will note there are no categories where that's true. Finally, if I am rooting for an underdog, they are underlined. There are only two categories where that is true. I want Chiwetel Ejiofor to win Best Lead Actor for his performance in 12 Years a Slave. I also want Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa to win for Best Hair and Make-up, because Dallas Buyers Club had a hair and make-up budget of $250. Yes it was effective, but the special effects make-up used in Bad Grandpa was just more difficult to pull off, even if the movie wasn't Oscar-bait. Regardless, I don't expect there to be many surprises at this year's awards. More...

Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
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Worldwide
Box Office
5/13/2016 Last Days in the Desert Director of Photography $0 $0 $0
3/4/2016 Knight of Cups Director of Photography $566,006 $509,480 $1,075,486
12/25/2015 The Revenant Director of Photography $183,637,894 $349,312,609 $532,950,503
10/17/2014 Birdman or (The Unexpected Virt… Director of Photography $42,340,598 $60,874,496 $103,215,094
10/4/2013 Gravity Director of Photography $274,092,705 $442,300,000 $716,392,705
4/12/2013 To the Wonder Cinematographer $584,563 $977,377 $1,561,940
5/27/2011 The Tree of Life Director of Photography $13,305,665 $48,416,161 $61,721,826
9/12/2008 Burn After Reading Director of Photography $60,355,347 $107,812,451 $168,167,798
12/25/2006 Children of Men Director of Photography $35,552,383 $34,301,012 $69,853,395
12/25/2005 The New World Director of Photography $12,712,093 $13,472,307 $26,184,400
12/17/2004 Lemony Snicket's A Series of Un… Cinematographer $118,627,117 $94,328,907 $212,956,024
11/21/2003 The Cat in the Hat Cinematographer $101,018,283 $32,800,000 $133,818,283
12/25/2001 Ali Cinematographer $58,183,966 $29,500,000 $87,683,966
11/19/1999 Sleepy Hollow Cinematographer $101,068,340 $106,000,000 $207,068,340
11/13/1998 Meet Joe Black Director of Photography $44,650,003 $0 $44,650,003
Movies: 15Totals:$1,046,694,963$1,320,604,800$2,367,299,763
  Averages:$69,779,664$88,040,320$157,819,984