'Gravity' dominating crafts fields so far at the Oscars

Going in to tonight's Oscars ceremony, it was a pretty foregone conclusion that Alfonso Cuarón's "Gravity" would gobble up a number of crafts categories. It has dominated each of the fields it has been nominated in thus far at the 86th annual Academy Awards, including the quartet of Best Film Editing, Best Sound Editing, Best Sound Mixing and Best Visual Effects. Meanwhile, on his sixth nomination, celebrated director of photography Emmanuel Lubezki is finally an Oscar winner. He won the award for Best Cinematography for his work on the film. Lubezki has been Cuarón's Dp of choice for a number of years, and the lenser has picked up nominations for such films as "A Little Princess" and "Children of Men" over the years. Meanwhile, he's also developed a strong working relationship with visionary director Terrence Malick as of late. He was a favorite to win for "The Tree of Life »

 

- Kristopher Tapley

 

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