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Emmanuel Lubezki's 'Tree of Life' Wins ASC's Best Cinematography

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February 12, 2012
Source: The Wrap

Tree of Life - ASC Awards

It's time for the American Society of Cinematographers to award their best of the year, honoring the incredibly talented people behind the camera who make all these films look stunning. The 26th Annual ASC Outstanding Achievement Awards were held in Hollywood, and the big winner was Emmanuel Lubezki, taking top prize for his work in Terrence Malick's The Tree of Life. A deserving and expected win, as it was one of the most beautifully shot of last year. Wally Pfister won for 2010, and Lubezki won this once before, for Children of Men, and I'm sure he'll be up for this again next year with Gravity and Malick's other film.

Congrats to Emmanuel Lubezki on this win. The other nominees that he was up against this year: Guillaume Schiffman for The Artist, Jeff Cronenweth for The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Robert Richardson for Hugo and Hoyte van Hoytema for Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy. Tough competition. The Board of Governors Award was presented to Harrison Ford by cinematographer Matthew Libatique, while Dante Spinotti (L.A. Confidential, Public Enemies) received the ASC Lifetime Achievement Award from director Michael Mann. For the full list of awards, visit TheASC.com. Films winning the ASC Award have gone on to win the Oscar about half the time, including four out of the last six years. Not a surprise to see Malick's film topping this.

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3 Comments

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Most deserving and the best shot film of the year.

happy camper on Feb 12, 2012

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The Tree of Life was absolutely stunning. The camera work was just breathtaking and the visual effects incredible. But we're talking about Lubezki, Trumbull and Malick. When you put these three names togheter you get nothing less than a masterpiece. 

Anonymous on Feb 12, 2012

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I remember feeling immersed in every shot. Felt like 3D without actually being 3D.

Quanah on Feb 13, 2012

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