Emmanuel Lubezki’s ornamental imagery for The Revenant signifies nothing so much as the look that $135 million can buy a director.
Just as we’d expect from the Academy, there’s no shortage of lushness on display in this year’s nominees for best cinematography.
Even though Lubezki is backed, for the first time ever, by a Best Picture nominee, he’s also almost entirely surrounded by nominees that can boast the same.
This season presents two Oscar contenders, Hugo and The Artist, that both bask in the dreaminess of cinema’s early days.
We’re down to the wire, folks, and we’ve been saving some of the more contentious races for last.