BAFTA Cinematography Nominations: Three-Time Winners Lubezki, Deakins to Face Off
Shortlisted in the same year for the first time, they will go up against one-time winners Janusz Kaminski and John Seale, as well as first-time nominee Ed Lachman.
Mexican cinematographer Emmanuel "Chivo" Lubezki on Friday was nominated for his third BAFTA award in as many years, and he will go up against English veteran Roger Deakins who, like Lubezki, has won the British film honor three times.
Lubezki was nominated for The Revenant, while Deakins was shortlisted for his work on Sicario.
Overall, this is Lubezki's fourth BAFTA nomination, and he has won the three times he was nominated before. He picked up the BAFTA cinematography award for Birdman last year, making him a back-to-back winner as he also won for his work on Alfonso Cuaron's Gravity in 2014. He also received the prize for his 2006 film Children of Men.
Lubezki also became only the second cinematographer ever to win back-to-back Oscars for the films. John Toll won in 1994 and 1995 for Legends of the Fall and Braveheart, respectively.
Deakins' BAFTA cinematography wins have come for 2001's The Man Who Wasn't There, 2007's No Country for Old Men and 2010's True Grit.
Overall, Deakins has been nominated for the BAFTA seven times, most recently for 2012's Skyfall. His other mentions came for 1996's Fargo, 2000's O Brother, Where Art Thou? and, together with Chris Menges, 2008's The Reader. Deakins famously has been nominated for 12 Oscars, but has never won the Academy Award.
This year marks the first time that the two cinematographers have both been nominated for the BAFTA. They will go up against Bridge of Spies cinematographer Janusz Kaminski, Carol's Ed Lachman and Mad Max: Fury Road's John Seale.
This is Seale's fifth BAFTA nomination. He won the award for 1996's The English Patient. Kaminski also earned his fifth nomination on Friday. He has also won it once, for 1993's Schindler's List. Lachman had never previously been nominated for a BAFTA.
Geoffrey Unsworth holds the record for most cinematography BAFTA wins with five, including for 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) and A Bridge Too Far (1977).