Originally Posted by regwec
I don't think it has any right to beat Skyfall on cinematography. Les Miserables will win music.
I would say Killing Them Softly and The Master should be the real competition to TDKR (i still havent seen Life of Pi , but i believe it will be in the discussion). Altought Skyfall has some beautifull grading , most of the setups are as conservative as cinema gets. Deakins winning an award for a work like this , would seem very very strange. One of the greatest dps of all time should get recognition by great works , not simpler eye-popping image.
But...Avatar won this category once. So , every movie probably has the right to claim one.