Thursday, January 19, 2012

84th Oscar Cinematography Updates (1/19/12)

Here are today’s rankings for the 84th Oscar Cinematography race, with previous ranking shown in parenthesis after each entry. The guilds have slowly driven away my hopes that Harry Potter might get a nomination, but if The Tree Of Life doesn’t win this, I will be screaming at the screen.

1. Emmanuel Lubezki for The Tree Of Life (Predicted Winner) (previous rank 1)
2. Janusz Kaminski for War Horse (previous rank 2)
3. Robert Richardson for Hugo (previous rank 6)
4. Guillaume Schiffman for The Artist (previous rank 4)
5. Jeff Cronenweth for The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (previous rank 7)

6. Hoyte Van Hoytema for Tinker Taylor Soldier Spy (previous rank 16)
7. Thomas Newman Sigel for Drive (previous rank 13)
8. Eduardo Serra for Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part 2 (previous rank 3)
9. Wally Pfister for Moneyball (previous rank 20)
10. Manuel Alberto Claro for Melancholia (previous rank 37)
11. Thom Stern for J. Edgar (previous rank 15)
12. Darius Khondji and Johanne Debas for Midnight In Paris (previous rank 44)
13. Adriano Goldman for Jane Eyre (previous rank 8)
14. Phedon Papamichael for The Ides Of March (previous rank 17)
15. Seamus McGarvey for We Need To Talk About Kevin (New)
16. Phedon Papamichael for The Descendants (previous rank 28)
17. Ben Smithard for My Week With Marilyn (previous rank 25)
18. Hogan Bogdanski for W.E. (previous rank 49)
19. Adam Stone for Take Shelter (New)
20. Chris Menges for Extremely Loud And Incredibly Close (previous rank 10)
21. Anna Foerster for Anonymous (New)
22. Andrew Lesnie for Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes (previous rank 35)
23. Larry Fong for Super 8 (previous rank 9)
24. Jolanta Dylewska for In Darkness (W. Ciemnosci) (New)
25. Stephan Goldblatt for The Help (previous rank 31)

26. Sean Bobbitt for Shame (previous rank 41)
27. Peter Sushitzky for A Dangerous Method (previous rank 12)
28. Rodrigo Prieto for We Bought A Zoo (previous rank 21)
29. Jose Luis Alcaine for The Skin I Live In (La Piel Que Habito) (previous rank 19)
30. Masanobu Takayanagi for Warrior (previous rank 26)
31. Rodrigo Prieto for Water For Elephants (previous rank 18)
32. Barry Ackroyd for Coriolanus (previous rank 24)
33. Michael McDonough for Albert Nobbs (previous rank 40)
34. Brendan Galvin for Immortals (previous rank 30)
35. Bobby Bukowski for Rampart (New)
36. Phillipe Rousselot for Sherlock Holmes: A Game Of Shadows (previous rank 32)
37. Robert Elswit for Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol (previous rank 48)
38. Peter Andrews for Contagion (previous rank 23)
39. Jody Lee Lipes for Martha Marcy May Marlene (New)
40. Dean Semler for In The Land Of Blood And Honey (previous rank 27)
41. Shelly Johnson for Captain America: The First Avenger (previous rank 45)
42. Richard Wong for Snow Flower And The Secret Fan (previous rank 36)
43. Lech Majewski and Adam Sikora for The Mill And The Cross (New)
44. Andre Szankowski for Mysteries Of Lison (Misterios De Lisboa) (New)
45. Chris Blauvelt for Meek’s Cutoff (previous rank 29)
46. Juan Ruiz Anchia for Blackthorn (previous rank 47)
47. Bradford Young for Pariah (New)
48. Roger Deakins for In Time (previous rank 22)
49. John Mathieson for X-Men: First Class (previous rank 33)
50. Pawel Edelman for Carnage (previous rank 42)

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  1. I think it will be the 5 you are predicting, but I think War Horse's chances for a nomination are very shaky. I am also rooting for Lubezki. He should have won for Children of Men so he is severely overdue for an Oscar.

    1. Yeah, I was a little worried when War Horse missed out on the ASC nod, and then Tree Of Life lost the BAFTA nod. But I think both will squeak it out in the end. My only fear is that War Horse, as the more conventional Oscar bait, might steal this prize after the older academy members have their say.

  2. The Tree of Life better win this. Nothing comes close to it.