Cinematographer, 'Doubt,' 'Revolutionary Road'
Thanks largely to his work with the Coen brothers, Brit-born d.p. Deakins boasts an astounding seven Oscar noms and, even more astoundingly, no wins. But his peers would be hard-pressed to match Deakins’ trifecta of last year, with “In the Valley of Elah,” “No Country for Old Men” and “The Assassination of Jesse James,” exhibiting his remarkable range — and the latter two ending up among the Acad’s five finalists in the cinematography category. This year will be no less a showcase for Deakins, with “Doubt” and “Revolutionary Road” to his credit. Plus his latest collaboration with the Coens (“A Serious Man”) is in the works.