In my humble opinion, Lubezki got robbed of his due Oscars two years in a row now. Does anyone who has seen The New World actually doubt that his natural-light photography was the best of the year?? Geisha? It was good, but I think Academy voters often get art direction mixed up with cinematography. Or special FX, etc.
After his ridiculous loss in 2005 for The New World, Lubezki was once again robbed (IMO) for his amazing work on Children of Men. Bottom line: Children of Men would not have worked as a movie were it not for Chivo's photography.
The only saving grace is that the ASC honored him for CoM. Thank you ASC!
Edited by Tom Lowe, 13 July 2007 - 11:48 PM.