10 Days of Oscar – Emmanuel Lubezki and Thelma Shoonmaker

Amidst all of the glamorous movie stars that strut the red carpet every year at the Oscars it can be easy to forget about all of the behind the scenes artists that make your favorite films so remarkable. Here are two artists who are up for Oscars this year who made indelible marks in their respective films.

Emmanuel Lubezki

Lubezki is nominated for an Oscar this year for Best Cinematography for his work on The Tree of Life. If you’ve seen the film you will no doubt remember all of the incredible screen images that composed the film. Lubezki expertly films shots massive enough to encompass the birth of the universe as well as extremely intimate shots of parents with their children in Texas. Tree of Life contains some of the most breathtakingly beautiful and stunningly composed shots in recent film history. Lubezki was nominated 4 times before Tree of Life for his work on Children of Men, The New World, Sleepy Hollow and A Little Princess. Here are some of the gorgeous images he is responsible for.


Thelma Shoonmaker

3 time Oscar winner Thelma Shoonmaker is Martin Scorsese’s go to woman for editing. This year she is nominated for her work in Hugo. Shoonmaker and Scorsese have worked together on many, many movies. She is the one who is responsible for making movies out of Scorsese’s hundreds of hour of footage.


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