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

Nominees in the BSC Awards Best Cinematography in a Theatrical Feature category revealed

We’re excited to announce the BSC Awards nominees for the Best Cinematography in a Theatrical Feature Release category are… Sean Bobbitt BSC for Judas and the Black Messiah Joshua James Richards for Nomadland Alwin Küchler BSC for The Mauritanian Erik Messerschmidt ASC for Mank Dariusz Wolski ASC for News of the World   The nominees … Read more

Oscars nominations: the complete list

Actor-producer Priyanka Chopra Jonas and singer, songwriter and actor Nick Jonas announced the 93rd Oscars nominations in 23 categories live from London, via a global live stream. Nominees in the Cinematography category are Judas and the Black Messiah (Sean Bobbitt BSC); Mank (Erik Messerschmidt ASC); News of the World (Dariusz Wolski ASC); Nomadland (Joshua James … Read more

Take a sneak peek inside the March 2021 issue of British Cinematographer

We’re very excited to announce that the March 2021 issue of British Cinematographer is almost here! You can find out more about just some of the exclusive interviews and articles you can expect to find inside this incredibly special edition now by reading on… ON THE COVER… SIR ROGER DEAKINS CBE BSC ASC In our … Read more

Shabier Kirchner / Small Axe: Mangrove

THE TRUTH SHALL PREVAIL Mangrove – the first film in the monumental five-part Small Axe series unites cinematographer Shabier Kirchner with director Steve McQueen to tell personal stories of resilience and triumph that are both steeped in history and vibrant with culture. “If watching Small Axe can inspire one youth in the Caribbean to become … Read more

Sean Bobbitt BSC / Judas and the Black Messiah

A BRUTAL BETRAYAL The visual mastery of cinematographer Sean Bobbitt BSC supports an emotional narrative journey in Shaka King’s Judas and the Black Messiah, the true story of deceit, racial injustice, and the killing of Black Panther Party leader Fred Hampton. Passionate and honest in its approach to recounting the events surrounding the betrayal and … Read more

Inside The New Issue: 98

Feast your eyes on the new edition of British Cinematographer magazine – digitally* via our website, or in print**, from 16th March 2020 onwards. On the Cover Mandy Walker ACS ASC on Mulan A history-making collaboration, for now at least, brings the live-action version of Disney’s 1998 animation Mulan into 2020 – with Australian DP … Read more

Sean Bobbitt BSC / Widows

Stealing Hearts Sean Bobbitt BSC / Widows Stealing Hearts Sean Bobbitt BSC / Widows Upon graduating from Santa Clara University in California, Sean Bobbitt BSC headed back to England believing that he would go straight into directing television shows. “Everywhere I went, people were kind but laughed as the average age for a director was … Read more

Sean Bobbitt BSC / On Chesil Beach

The Facts Of Life Sean Bobbitt BSC / On Chesil Beach The Facts Of Life Sean Bobbitt BSC / On Chesil Beach “Although there were some physical and logistical challenges, it was a really charming film to work on,” is Sean Bobbitt BSC’s immediate recollection about his time spent as cinematographer on On Chesil Beach, … Read more

Inside The New Issue: 87

Feast your eyes on the new edition of British Cinematographer magazine – digitally* via our website, or in print**, from 8th May 2018. On the Cover Bradford Young ASC on Solo: A Star Wars Story Set ten years before the original Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope, the visuals on this summer’s big … Read more

Cut Sequence from Steve McQueen’s Hunger Revealed

In October 2008, Hunger, a historical drama film about the 1981 Irish hunger strike which starred Michael Fassbender as strike leader Bobby Sands, was released with direction by Steve McQueen and cinematography by Sean Bobbitt BSC. Having premiered at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival, winning the prestigious Caméra d’Or award for first-time filmmakers, the 96 … Read more

Sean Bobbitt BSC / 12 Years A Slave

Heart of Darkness Sean Bobbitt BSC / 12 years a slave Heart of Darkness Sean Bobbitt BSC / 12 years a slave Variously described as “blistering and brilliant”, and “a new, movie landmark of cruelty and transcendence”, 12 Years A Slave looks set to storm the headlines and, in all probability, the 2014 awards season … Read more

Sean Bobbitt BSC / Hysteria, Byzantium and The Place Beyond The Pines

Non – Stop     Sean Bobbitt BSC / Hysteria, Byzantium  & The Place Beyond The Pines Non – Stop     Sean Bobbitt BSC / Hysteria, Byzantium  & The Place Beyond The Pines If variety is the spice of life then Sean Bobbitt BSC has been having a very spicy time over the past … Read more