The Cinematographer: Throughout a varied career, Lubezki has tackled numerous (often conflicting) genres and excelled at each and every one. With Ali, he jumped from 35mm to digital and invented a tiny camera to attain close-up shots during the fight scenes.
Then, of course, he took handheld to the limit with Children Of Men, which features gob-smackingly long takes (some achieved in digital editing) and a believably gritty future world.
Greatest Achievement:The Tree Of Life.
Even if you’re not a fan of Malick’s approach to narrative (or lack thereof), there’s no doubting that Tree Of Life is one of the most beautifully shot films ever made.