Riz Ahmed launches fellowship to support Muslim filmmakers

British actor Riz Ahmed has launched an effort to better represent the way Muslims are depicted in film after a study showed that they are seldom seen and characterised in a negative light when they do appear. Ahmed, the Sound of Metal star and the first Muslim to get a best actor Oscar nomination, said … Read more

Joshua James Richards wins best cinematography at the 2021 Independent Spirit Awards

Top honours were handed out at the 36th Film Independent Spirit Awards ceremony to Nomadland, Sound of Metal, Promising Young Woman, Unorthodox and I May Destroy You. Crip Camp, Minari, Palm Springs, Quo Vadis, Aida?, Residue and Immigration Nation also received awards at the ceremony. British cinematographer Joshua James Richards, won the cinematography award for his lensing of Nomadland. The virtual ceremony was hosted … 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