Emmanuel Lubezki wins top cinematographers honor
Emmanuel Lubezski, who has already earned a lion's share of honors this season for his cinematography on Terrence Malick's family epic, "The Tree of Life," added another accolade Sunday evening when he won the American Society of Cinematographers' outstanding achievement award in feature film.
Others nominated were 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."
It was the second ASC award for Lubezki. He previously won five years ago for "Children of Men."
In the one-hour episodic TV category, Jonathan Freeman won his second ASC award in a row for HBO's "Boardwalk Empire," while Michael Weaver was the recipient of the first half-hour TV episodic award for Showtime's "Californication." Martin Ruhe won in the TV movie/miniseries category for PBS' "Page Eight."
Special honors were also handed out at the 26th ASC Awards, presented during a ceremony at the Grand Ballroom at Hollywood and Highland: Harrison Ford received the ASC Board of Governors Award; the Lifetime Achievement Award was given to Dante Spinotti ("Manhunter," "L.A. Confidential"); William Wages ("Riders of the Purple Sage") was given the Career Achievement in Television Award; and the ASC Presidents Award was bestowed on Francis Kenny ("Heathers").
-- Susan King
Photo: A scene from "The Tree of Life." Credit: Merie Wallace / Fox