Oscars predictions: Experts predict ‘Birdman’ will win Cinematography

All but one of our Oscar Experts predict that ASC champ Emmanuel Lubezki will win Best Cinematography for his work on Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu‘s “Birdman.” That overwhelming support gives him leading odds of 1/10. Last year, Lubezki won over both the ASC and the academy for his lensing of “Gravity.” That marked his first Oscar win after five losses. 

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The lone hold-out among our Oscarologists is Mike Cidoni (Associated Press) who is backing the bid by rookie nominees Ryszard Lenczewski and Lukasz Zal for “Ida.” Last year, they won the inaugural  Spotlight Award from the ASC for this Polish film and have odds of 20/1 to prevail at this year’s Oscars. 

First-time contender Robert Yeoman sits in third with odds of 50/1 for his lensing of “The Grand Budapest Hotel.”

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Rounding out the race a 100/1 each are 11-time Oscars also-ran Roger Deakins (“Unbroken“) and Dick Pope, who reaped his second career bid for “Mr. Turner.” 

Review the individual predictions of our Experts here. And be sure to check out the Experts’ collective rankings and racetrack odds.

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