After many losses, Emmanuel Lubezki finally won an Oscar two years ago for "Gravity," and then managed to do so again a year later for "Birdman." And it looks he could very well three-peat this year in a win that would be quite historic. Standing in his way is some serious competition from Ed Lachman ("Carol") and John Seale ("Mad Max: Fury Road"), both of which have shared the wealth of best cinematography awards among critics group.
Below is Anne Thompson’s take on how things might shake down in the race for best cinematography. Check out Thompson on Hollywood’s Oscar predictions page for more awards season analysis. Click here for more category breakdowns on Indiewire.
"The Hateful Eight" (Robert Richardson)
Predicted Winner: "The Revenant" (Emmanuel Lubezki)
Potential Spoiler: "Sicario" (Roger Deakins)
Winner: "The Revenant" (Emmanuel Lubezki)