John Keedwell GBCT “Art reflects life”

ART REFLECTS LIFE John Keedwell GBCT examines how this year’s BAFTA results mirror the wider world. “Boom, Boom, Boom, Boom,” in the words of Baldrick from the Blackadder 4. The sounds of the 41-gun salute were still ringing in our ears in respect for His Royal Highness Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, on Friday. Then … Read more

BAFTA Film winners: Joshua James Richards wins Cinematography award for Nomadland

The best in film was celebrated at the 2021 EE British Academy Film Awards, with British cinematographer Joshua James Richards winning the Cinematography award for Nomadland. Nomadland won three further BAFTAs: Best Film, Director for Chloé Zhao and Leading Actress for Frances McDormand. Accepting his award for Cinematography, Richards said: “Thank you, BAFTA. I’m so … Read more

Alexander Dynan / After Love

Lead image: Credit: ©RÅN studio – Cinematographer Alexander Dynan (left) and writer-director Aleem Khan (right) with Joanna Scanlan as Mary JOURNEY OF DISCOVERY As After Love’s secrets are unveiled, heightened elements and naturalistic lighting are used to emphasise pivotal moments in an emotional journey and reflect the protagonist’s perspective. Following the sudden death of her … Read more

March 2021: Nominations and innovations

Here in British Cinematographer’s Hollywood bureau, we await our second Pfizer shot, while gearing up to attend – virtually, of course – the coming ASC and Oscar awards. Normally, this column would be reporting on how they were. You will have been well-versed in the nominees by the time this runs, naturally, and it would … Read more

John Keedwell GBCT “Awards with a difference”

AWARDS WITH A DIFFERENCE The industry awards ceremonies of BAFTA and the Academy Awards are now soon to be with us, yet this year they will be slightly later, and the main contenders will perhaps look somewhat different to years gone by. Much of the blame can be shown to be the pandemic, of course, … Read more

BAFTA Film Awards: the nominations

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) has announced the nominations for the EE British Academy Film Awards in 2021, celebrating the very best in film of the past year. A total of 50 feature films received nominations today. Highlights include: Seven nominations for Nomadland and Rocks Six nominations for The Father, Mank, … Read more

BAFTA reveals longlist for the EE British Academy Film Awards

The British Academy of Film & Television Arts (BAFTA) has revealed the longlists for the EE British Academy Film Awards in 2021. The publication of the longlists follows the BAFTA 2020 Review, whereby over 120 wide-ranging changes were introduced across voting, membership and campaigning to address a lack of diversity in the 2020 Film Awards … Read more

Roger Deakins CBE BSC ASC / 1917

Deakins and 1917 add BAFTA prize to ASC accolade

1917 walked away with the most awards at this year’s EE British Academy Film Awards with seven, and it was DP Roger Deakins CBE BSC ASC who took the award for ‘Best Cinematography’. He is now the most decorated BAFTA winner in the Cinematography category with five wins, with Emmanuel ‘Chivo’ Lubezki AMC ASC and … Read more

BSC’s Roger Deakins Is Oscar Contender Again As 2020 Nominations Are Revealed

Roger Deakins CBE BSC ASC is in contention to collect a second Oscar in three years in the ‘Best Cinematography’ category after being chosen in the 92nd Academy Awards nominations for his work on 1917. There was also arguably a surprise contender in the mix, as the final five were revealed earlier today. Deakins, with … Read more

Nominations announced for 2020 EE British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA)

BSC member Roger Deakins CBE BSC ASC is amongst five nominees named for the ‘Cinematography’ award at the 2020 EE British Academy Film Awards, taking place on Sunday 2nd February. Deakins is a contender for the award for his work on 1917 and the nomination adds to his selection for contention in the 34th ASC … Read more

Robbie Ryan BSC ISC / The Favourite

Courtly capers Robbie Ryan BSC ISC / The Favourite Courtly capers Robbie Ryan BSC ISC / The Favourite WANT TO READ IT ALL? Below is only a teaser, and the full interview can be found in the January 2019 issue (91) of British Cinematographer magazine. If you purchase a year’s digital subscription from just £30, … Read more

Alfonso Cuarón takes the BAFTA for Cinematography

The Favourite walked away with the most awards at this year’s BAFTAs with seven, but it was Roma and DP Alfonso Cuarón who took the award for ‘Best Cinematography’ as one of four successes for his semi-biographical take on his upbringing. Cuarón, who also individually also won Best Director for Roma, edged out Robbie Ryan … Read more

Inside The New Issue: 91

Feast your eyes on the new edition of British Cinematographer magazine – digitally* via our website, or in print**, from 25th January 2019. On the Cover Dion Beebe ACS ASC on Mary Poppins Returns After previously teaming up on ‘Best Cinematography Oscar’ nominee Chicago and winner Memoirs Of A Geisha, Dion Beebe ACS ASC joins … Read more

Łukasz Żal – Cold War

Lovely Warfare Łukasz Żal PSC / Cold War Lovely Warfare Łukasz Żal PSC / Cold War Awards seem to follow the collaborations of filmmaker Paweł Pawlikowski and cinematographer Łukasz Żal PSC who were responsible for Ida becoming the first Polish film to win the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film and with Cold War, Żal … Read more

Nominations announced for 2019 EE British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA)

BSC member Robbie Ryan BSC ISC is amongst five nominees named for the ‘Cinematography’ award at the 2019 EE British Academy Film Awards, taking place on Sunday 10th February. Ryan is a contender for the award for his work on The Favourite which won the Audience Award at EnergaCamerimage festival in November, and the nomination … Read more

Bruno Delbonnel AFC ASC / Darkest Hour

Never Surrender Bruno Delbonnel AFC ASC / Darkest Hour Never Surrender Bruno Delbonnel AFC ASC / Darkest Hour French cinematographer Bruno Delbonnel AFC ASC says he was encouraged by the creative vision of innovative director Joe Wright to shoot what initially seemed an unlikely choice of project: the story of the newly-appointed British Prime Minister … Read more

14th time lucky as Deakins collects the Oscar for Blade Runner 2049

British cinematographer Roger Deakins CBE BSC ASC won the Oscar for his cinematography work on director Denis Villeneuve’s sci-fi blockbuster Blade Runner 2049 at the 90th Academy Awards, held on March 4th at the Dolby Theatre, Los Angeles. Deakins’ win marks the end of a long run of nominations for the Academy Award, the cinematographer … Read more

Double Delight for Deakins: BAFTA and ASC Award Wins for British DP

There was double delight for British cinematographer Roger Deakins CBE BSC ASC this past weekend as he picked up two big accolades for his lensing work on Blade Runner 2049. On Saturday, Deakins held off competition from Bruno Delbonnel ASC AFC, Hoyte van Hoytema ASC FSF NSC, Dan Laustsen ASC DFF and Rachel Morrison ASC … Read more

January 2018:
“The Mudbound Variation”

“The Mudbound Variation” Across The Pond / Mark London Williams “The Mudbound Variation” Across The Pond / Mark London Williams With what might be called “The Mudbound Variation,” the ASC announced its slate of nominees for its 32nd annual awards, just hours after the BAFTA nominees were known. BAFTA, of course, serves as England’s comprehensive … Read more