Emmanuel Lubezki

Emmanuel " Chivo " Lubezki ( born 1964 in Mexico City) is a Mexican cinematographer. He is also active as a producer and director.


His career as a cinematographer, he started in the mid 80s in the Mexican television. In 1993 he participated Twenty Bucks - Money is money - or is it? for the first time at a U.S. production.

He often turns to the director Alfonso Cuarón, with whom he is on friendly terms. At the Academy Awards in 2014, he was honored for his camera work with Cuaron's film Gravity with the Oscar for best cinematography.

Filmography (selection)

Awards (selection)


American Society of Cinematographers Award

Premio Ariel

British Academy Film Award

  • 2007: Winner of the Cinematography Award for Children of Men

Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards

  • 2006: Award for Children of Men
  • 2011: Award for The Tree of Life
  • 2013: Award for Gravity

New York Film Critics Circle Award

  • 2011: Award for The Tree of Life

Online Film Critics Society Awards

  • 2000: Award for Sleppy Hollow
  • 2006: Nominated for The New World
  • 2007: Award for Children of Men