Emmanuel Lubezki

  • Birth Name: Emmanuel Lubezki Morgenstern
  • Birth Place: Mexico City, Mexico
  • Profession: Cinematographer
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  • His grandmother fled Russia during the Bolshevik Revolution and lived in Shanghai before immigrating to Mexico.
  • Was originally a history major in college before deciding to pursue an education in film.
  • Became friends with Oscar-winning director Alfonso Cuarón while in college in Mexico City and has collaborated with him on six films since that time.
  • Filmed the 2010 World Cup commercial for Nike, directed by Oscar winner Alejandro González Iñárritu.
  • In 2011, directed a commercial for Powerade.
  • With his win for The Revenant in 2015, became the first person to win three consecutive Academy Awards for Cinematography.
  • Is better known by his nickname Chivo, which means "goat" in Spanish.

Awards

  • 2007, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Cinematography: Winner
  • 1999, Oscar — Best Achievement in Cinematography: Nominee
  • 1995, Oscar — Best Achievement in Cinematography: Nominee
  • 2011, Oscar — Best Achievement in Cinematography: Nominee
  • 2013, Oscar — Best Achievement in Cinematography: Winner
  • 2014, Critics' Choice Movie Awards — Best Cinematography: Winner
  • 2015, Independent Spirit Awards — Best Cinematography: Winner
  • 2015, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Cinematography: Winner
  • 2014, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Cinematography: Winner
  • 2015, Critics' Choice Movie Awards — Best Cinematography: Winner
  • 2015, Critics' Choice Awards — Best Cinematography: Winner
  • 2016, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Cinematography: Winner
  • 2012, Critics' Choice Movie Awards — Best Cinematography: Winner
  • 2015, Oscar — Best Achievement in Cinematography: Winner
  • 2006, Oscar — Best Achievement in Cinematography: Nominee
  • 2005, Oscar — Best Achievement in Cinematography: Nominee
  • 2014, Oscar — Best Achievement in Cinematography: Winner
  • 2006, Venice Film Festival — Best Cinematography: Winner

Relationships

  • Muni Lubezki — Father
  • Pola Lubezki-Morgenstern — Sister
  • Alejandro Lubezki — Brother

College

  • National Autonomous University of Mexico, University Center for Film Studies, Mexico City, Mexico (BA in Cinematography)
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