If you were an Academy member, which film would get your vote?
That’s the problem–he should have several on his mantle already, but doesn’t, so when he wins this year, I can’t begrudge it, even though I don’t think he deserves it.
It has now come to a point where the Academy can’t distinguish photography from effects work: the last four years, the same film has won both categories (an unprecedented occurrence), where I’d argue that in most cases, it was a bad choice (even if the recipients were all undeniably talented people). And this year will be the same.
I just learned he has an Instagram account and it’s amazing. Username is “chivexp”
It was between Nebraska and Gravity for me but I voted for Gravity.
I very nearly voted for Gravity, but I decided in the end to distinguish between F/X and cinematography and went with Nebraska.
ETA: Those were the only two I’ve seen in this category, but I suspect my vote would have been the same.
I think it’s Gravity, no contest, even though I am distinguishing between effects and cinematography (I picked The Hobbit for the former).