Friday, June 13, 2014

87th Oscar Cinematography Updates (2014-2015 Awards Season) (6/13/2014)

The cinematography race seems to be heating up, with trailers starting to come out for at least some of the players. I think it’s still early enough to stick with known names and best picture contenders for the top of the list, but I did allow myself some room in the bottom half for high-quality foreign and arthouse films that could surprise.

For now, I’m betting on Interstellar to win. I suppose that it’s always possible that Academy members will feel that it’s too similar to last year’s winner, Gravity, and go for something more firmly grounded on this planet instead, but my hunch is that they recognize that the future of box office films lies in cinematography that mixes with its visual effects, and reward the film that breaks new ground in that dimension just as they have done for the past five years.

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1. Hoyte Van Hoytema for Interstellar (Predicted Winner)
2. Roger Deakins for Unbroken
3. Jeff Cronenweth for Gone Girl
4. Dick Pope for Mr. Turner
5. Emmanuel Lubezki for Birdman

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6. Robert Elswit for Inherent Vice
7. Greig Fraser for Foxcatcher
8. Bruno Delbonnel for Big Eyes
9. Dion Beebe for Into The Woods
10. Rodrigo Prieto for The Homesman
11. Roman Vasyanov for Fury
12. Bradford Young for A Most Violent Year
13. Robert Yeoman for The Grand Budapest Hotel
14. Dariusz Wolski for Exodus: Gods And Kings
15. Andrew Lesnie for The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies
16. Darius Khondji for The Immigrant
17. Seamus McGarvey for Godzilla
18. Sean Bobbitt for Kill The Messenger
19. Matthew Libatique for Noah
20. Darius Khondji for Magic In The Moonlight
21. Peter Zeitlinger for Queen Of The Desert
22. Stephen Goldblatt for Get On Up
23. Dean Semler for Maleficent
24. Eric Gautier for Grace Of Monaco
25. Eduard Grau for Suite Francaise

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26. Phedon Papamichael for The Monuments Men
27. Janusz Kaminski for The Judge
28. Christopher Blauvelt for Low Down
29. Garry Phillips for The Railway Man
30. Haris Zambarloukos for Locke
31. Oscar Faura for The Imitation Game
32. Adriano Goldman for Trash
33. Mikhail Krichman for Miss Julie
34. Lee Daniel and Shane Kelly for Boyhood
35. Benoit Debie for Every Thing Will Be Fine
36. Yorick Le Saux for Clouds Of Sils Maria
37. Gokhan Tiryaki for Winter Sleep
38. Michael Seresin for Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes
39. Josee Deshaies for Saint Laurent
40. Morten Soborg for Serena
41. Christopher Young for The Monkey King
42. Yutaka Yamazaki for Still The Water
43. Andre Turpin for Mommy
44. Mikhail Krichman for Leviafan
45. Christopher Blauvelt for The Disappearance Of Eleanor Rigby
46. Tom Stern for American Sniper
47. Zhao Xiaoding for Coming Home
48. Tom Stern for Jersey Boys
49. Helene Louvart for The Wonders
50. Fabrice Aragno for Farewell To Language

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As always, check the Tracker Pages in the upper right hand corner of this blog for the most updated predictions in all categories!


  1. I think Mandy Walker (DOP of Australian Feature Tracks) should be on this short list. The cinematography in it is stunning...

    1. Good call! Don't know how I forgot her. I'll add her next round.