Emmanuel Lubezki Wins ASC Award for Cinematography for ‘Birdman’
He won over a crowded field that included Oscar Faura for The Imitation Game, Roger Deakins for Unbroken, Robert Yeoman for The Grand Budapest Hotel, and Dick Pope for Mr. Turner. Along with Birdman, The Grand Bupapest Hotel, Mr. Turner and Unbroken are nominated for Best Cinematography at the Oscars, so this puts Lubezki out in front, although a victory is by no means certain. Only half of the past ten ASC winners have gone on to win the Oscar. Of course, Lubezki is no stranger to Oscar, or ASC, glory: he won both awards just last year for Gravity.
In television, the ASC honors went to Jonathan Freeman for Boardwalk Empire (“Golden Days for Boys and Girls”) for a regular TV series, while John Lindley won in the best TV movie, miniseries or pilot category for Manhattan.
Meanwhile, Barbra Streisand was given the ASC Board of Governors Award, while director of photography John Bailey accepted the ASC Lifetime Achievement Award.
But who else won big at the ASC Awards 2015? Check out the full list of winners below:
ASC AWARDS 2015 WINNERS
Theatrical Motion Picture
Episode Of A Regular Series
Boardwalk Empire, “Golden Days for Boys and Girls” (HBO)
Television Movie, Miniseries or Pilot
Manhattan, Pilot (WGN America)
Peter Flinckenberg, Concrete Night (Betoniyö)
Lifetime Achievement Award
John Bailey (Ordinary People, The Big Chill, American Gigolo)
Board of Governors Award
Career Achievement in Television Award
Bill Roe (The X-Files, Castle)
Phil Méheux (Casino Royale)
Matthew F. Leonetti (Poltergeist)
Bud Stone Award
Denny Clairmont and Otto Nemenz