2018 BAFTAs: Roger Deakins (‘Blade Runner 2049’) would tie Emmanuel Lubezki with four cinematography wins

Roger Deakins is still missing an Oscar from his resume, but he’s got plenty of BAFTA Awards — so many that if the “Blade Runner 2049” cinematographer prevails Sunday, he’ll join Emmanuel Lubezki with the second-most wins in the category at four behind Geoffrey Unsworth’s five.

In our latest predictions, Deakins has 8/15 odds to win over “Dunkirk” (3/1 odds), “The Shape of Water” (14/1 odds), “Darkest Hour” (66/1 odds) and “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” (100/1 odds). An eight-time nominee, Deakins took home BAFTAs for lensing “The Man Who Wasn’t There” (2001), “No Country for Old Men” (2007) and “True Grit” (2010).

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Deakins lost his most recent nomination, for 2015’s “Sicario,” to Lubezki — the first time the renowned cinematographers faced off at the BAFTAs — who won his third straight BAFTA for “The Revenant.” A previous winner for “Children of Men” (2006), “Gravity” (2015) and “Birdman” (2014), Lubezki has a perfect four-for-four record at BAFTA. Unsworth, who won for “Becket” (1964), “2001: A Space Odyssey (1968), “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and “Cabaret” (1972), “A Bridge Too Far” (1977) and “Tess” (1981), had eight nominations.

Deakins, who was Oscar-nominated for his BAFTA-winning efforts, is on his 14th Oscar nomination with “Blade Runner 2049.” Our pundits believe it’s finally his year and he hasn’t lost his No. 1 position since nominations were announced.

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