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Best Cinematography Award Winners


A chart of various yearly Best Cinematography award winners going back to 1975.

Best Picture

Best Actor

Best Actress

Best Director

Best Cinematography

Best Animated Feature

Year
Academy Award
ASC
BSC
BAFTA
NYFCC
LAFCA
Critics' Choice
2016
Linus Sandgren
La La Land
Greig Fraser
Lion
Linus Sandgren
La La Land
James Laxton
Moonlight
James Laxton
Moonlight
Linus Sandgren
La La Land
2015
Emmanuel Lubezki
The Revenant
Emmanuel Lubezki
The Revenant
Edward Lachman
Carol
Emmanuel Lubezki
The Revenant
Edward Lachman
Carol
John Seale
Mad Max: Fury Road
Emmanuel Lubezki
The Revenant
2014
Emmanuel Lubezki
Birdman
Emmanuel Lubezki
Birdman
Dick Pope
Mr. Turner
Emmanuel Lubezki
Birdman
Darius Khondji
The Immigrant
Emmanuel Lubezki
Birdman
Emmanuel Lubezki
Birdman
2013
Emmanuel Lubezki
Gravity
Emmanuel Lubezki
Gravity
Phedon Papamichael
Nebraska
Emmanuel Lubezki
Gravity
Bruno Delbonnel
Inside Llewyn Davis
Emmanuel Lubezki
Gravity
Emmanuel Lubezki
Gravity
2012
Claudio Miranda
Life of Pi
Roger Deakins
Skyfall
Seamus McGarvey
Anna Karenina
Claudio Miranda
Life of Pi
Greig Fraser
Zero Dark Thirty
Roger Deakins
Skyfall
Claudio Miranda
Life of Pi
2011
Robert Richardson
Hugo
Emmanuel Lubezki
The Tree of Life
Guillaume Schiffman
The Artist
Guillaume Schiffman
The Artist
Emmanuel Lubezki
The Tree of Life
Emmanuel Lubezki
The Tree of Life
Janusz Kaminski
War Horse /
Emmanuel Lubezki
The Tree of Life
2010
Wally Pfister
Inception
Wally Pfister
Inception
Roger Deakins
True Grit
Wally Pfister
Inception
Matthew Libatique
Black Swan
Matthew Libatique
Black Swan
Wally Pfister
Inception
2009
Mauro Fiore
Avatar
Christian Berger
The White Ribbon
Barry Ackroyd
The Hurt Locker
Barry Ackroyd
The Hurt Locker
Christian Berger
The White Ribbon
Christian Berger
The White Ribbon
Mauro Fiore
Avatar
2008
Anthony Dod Mantle
Slumdog Millionaire
Anthony Dod Mantle
Slumdog Millionaire
Roger Deakins
No Country for Old Men *
Anthony Dod Mantle
Slumdog Millionaire
Anthony Dod Mantle
Slumdog Millionaire
Yu Lik-wai
Still Life
2007
Robert Elswit
There Will Be Blood
Robert Elswit
There Will Be Blood
Roger Deakins
The Assassination of
Jesse James
Roger Deakins
No Country for Old Men
Robert Elswit
There Will Be Blood
Janusz Kaminski
The Diving Bell and
the Butterfly
2006
Guillermo Navarro
Pan's Labyrinth
Emmanuel Lubezki
Children of Men
Phil Meheux
Casino Royale
Emmanuel Lubezki
Children of Men
Guillermo Navarro
Pan's Labyrinth
Emmanuel Lubezki
Children of Men
2005
Dion Beebe
Memoirs of a Geisha
Dion Beebe
Memoirs of a Geisha
John Mathieson
The Phantom of the Opera *
Dion Beebe
Memoirs of a Geisha
Christopher Doyle /
Lai Yiu Fai /
Kwan Pun Leung
2046
Robert Elswit
Good Night, and Good Luck
2004
Robert Richardson
The Aviator
Bruno Delbonnel
A Very Long Engagement
Dion Beebe /
Paul Cameron
Collateral
Christopher Doyle
Hero
Dion Beebe /
Paul Cameron
Collateral
2003
Russell Boyd
Master and Commander
John Schwartzman
Seabiscuit
Russell Boyd
Master and Commander
Andrew Lesnie
The Return of the King
Harris Savides
Elephant /
Gerry
Eduardo Serra
Girl with a Pearl Earring
2002
Conrad L. Hall
Road to Perdition
Conrad L. Hall
Road to Perdition
Conrad L. Hall
Road to Perdition
Conrad L. Hall
Road to Perdition
Edward Lachman
Far from Heaven
Edward Lachman
Far from Heaven
2001
Andrew Lesnie
The Fellowship of the Ring
Roger Deakins
The Man Who Wasn't There
Roger Deakins
The Man Who Wasn't There
Roger Deakins
The Man Who Wasn't There
Christopher Doyle /
Pin Bing Lee
In the Mood for Love
Roger Deakins
The Man Who Wasn't There
2000
Peter Pau
Crouching Tiger,
Hidden Dragon
Caleb Deschanel
The Patriot
Roger Deakins
O Brother, Where Art Thou?
John Mathieson
Gladiator
Peter Pau
Crouching Tiger,
Hidden Dragon
Peter Pau
Crouching Tiger,
Hidden Dragon
1999
Conrad L. Hall
American Beauty
Conrad L. Hall
American Beauty
Conrad L. Hall
American Beauty
Conrad L. Hall
American Beauty
Freddie Francis
The Straight Story
Dante Spinotti
The Insider
1998
Janusz Kaminski
Saving Private Ryan
John Toll
The Thin Red Line
Remi Adefarasin
Elizabeth
Remi Adefarasin
Elizabeth
John Toll
The Thin Red Line
Janusz Kaminski
Saving Private Ryan
1997
Russell Carpenter
Titanic
Russell Carpenter
Titanic
Dante Spinotti
L.A. Confidential
Eduardo Serra
The Wings of the Dove
Roger Deakins
Kundun
Dante Spinotti
L.A. Confidential
1996
John Seale
The English Patient
John Seale
The English Patient
Alex Thomson
Hamlet
John Seale
The English Patient
Robby Müller
Breaking the Waves /
Dead Man
Chris Menges
Michael Collins /
John Seale
The English Patient
1995
John Toll
Braveheart
John Toll
Braveheart
Andrew Dunn
The Madness of
King George *
John Toll
Braveheart
Lü Yue
Shanghai Triad
Lü Yue
Shanghai Triad
1994
John Toll
Legends of the Fall
Roger Deakins
The Shawshank Redemption
Philippe Rousselot
Interview with the Vampire
Philippe Rousselot
Interview with the Vampire
Stefan Czapsky
Ed Wood
Stefan Czapsky
Ed Wood
1993
Janusz Kaminski
Schindler's List
Conrad L. Hall
Searching for Bobby Fischer
Janusz Kaminski
Schindler's List
Janusz Kaminski
Schindler's List
Janusz Kaminski
Schindler's List
Stuart Dryburgh
The Piano /
Janusz Kaminski
Schindler's List
1992
Philippe Rousselot
A River Runs Through It
Stephen H. Burum
Hoffa
Tony Pierce Roberts
Howards End
Dante Spinotti
The Last of the Mohicans
Jean Lepin
The Player
Zhao Fei
Raise the Red Lantern
1991
Robert Richardson
JFK
Allen Daviau
Bugsy
Pierre Lhomme
Cyrano de Bergerac *
Pierre Lhomme
Cyrano de Bergerac *
Roger Deakins
Barton Fink
Roger Deakins
Barton Fink /
Homicide
1990
Dean Semler
Dances with Wolves
Dean Semler
Dances with Wolves
Freddie Francis
Glory *
Vittorio Storaro
The Sheltering Sky
Vittorio Storaro
The Sheltering Sky
Michael Ballhaus
Goodfellas
1989
Freddie Francis
Glory
Haskell Wexler
Blaze
Peter Biziou
Mississippi Burning *
Peter Biziou
Mississippi Burning *
Ernest R. Dickerson
Do the Right Thing
Michael Ballhaus
The Fabulous Baker Boys
1988
Peter Biziou
Mississippi Burning
Conrad L. Hall
Tequila Sunrise
Vittorio Storaro
The Last Emperor *
Allen Daviau
Empire of the Sun *
Henri Alekan
Wings of Desire
Henri Alekan
Wings of Desire
1987
Vittorio Storaro
The Last Emperor
Allen Daviau
Empire of the Sun
Philippe Rousselot
Hope and Glory
Bruno Nuytten
Jean de Florette
Vittorio Storaro
The Last Emperor
Vittorio Storaro
The Last Emperor
1986
Chris Menges
The Mission
Jordan Cronenweth
Peggy Sue Got Married
David Watkin
Out of Africa *
David Watkin
Out of Africa *
Tony Pierce-Roberts
A Room with a View
Chris Menges
The Mission
1985
David Watkin
Out of Africa
Alex Thomson
Legend
Miroslav Ondrícek
Amadeus *
David Watkin
Out of Africa
David Watkin
Out of Africa
1984
Chris Menges
The Killing Fields
Chris Menges
The Killing Fields
Chris Menges
The Killing Fields
Chris Menges
The Killing Fields
Chris Menges
The Killing Fields
1983
Sven Nykvist
Fanny and Alexander
Sven Nykvist
Fanny and Alexander
Sven Nykvist
Fanny and Alexander
Gordon Willis
Zelig
Sven Nykvist
Fanny and Alexander
1982
Billy Williams /
Ronnie Taylor
Gandhi
Billy Williams /
Ronnie Taylor
Gandhi
Jordan Cronenweth
Blade Runner
Nestor Almendros
Sophie's Choice
Jordan Cronenweth
Blade Runner
1981
Vittorio Storaro
Reds
Freddie Francis
The French
Lieutenant's Woman
Ghislain Cloquet /
Geoffrey Unsworth
Tess *
David Watkin
Chariots of Fire
Vittorio Storaro
Reds
1980
Ghislain Cloquet /
Geoffrey Unsworth
Tess
Freddie Francis
The Elephant Man
Giuseppe Rotunno
All That Jazz *
Ghislain Cloquet /
Geoffrey Unsworth
Tess
Ghislain Cloquet /
Geoffrey Unsworth
Tess
1979
Vittorio Storaro
Apocalypse Now
Billy Williams
Eagle's Wing
Vilmos Zsigmond
The Deer Hunter *
Caleb Deschanel
The Black Stallion
1978
Nestor Almendros
Days of Heaven
Douglas Slocombe
Julia *
Douglas Slocombe
Julia *
Nestor Almendros
Days of Heaven
1977
Vilmos Zsigmond
Close Encounters of the
Third Kind
Geoffrey Unsworth
A Bridge Too Far
Geoffrey Unsworth
A Bridge Too Far
Douglas Slocombe
Julia
1976
Haskell Wexler
Bound for Glory
Gil Taylor
The Omen
Russell Boyd
Picnic at Hanging Rock *
Haskell Wexler
Bound for Glory
1975
John Alcott
Barry Lyndon
John Alcott
Barry Lyndon
John Alcott
Barry Lyndon
John Alcott
Barry Lyndon
Year
Academy Award
ASC
BSC
BAFTA
NYFCC
LAFCA
Critics' Choice

- Academy Award winners for Best Cinematography are listed in red.
- Films that received a BAFTA and/or BSC award for a year different than their North America release are indicated with an *




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