Oscars 2021: Best Cinematography Predictions

Oscars 2021: Best Cinematography Predictions
Despite Covid pushing back the release of “Dune,” “The French Dispatch, “No Time to Die,” and “West Side Story,” it’s still a very competitive cinematography Oscar race this season, led by “Tenet,” Christopher Nolan’s time inversion spy thriller, with Oscar-nominated Hoyte van Hoytema (“Dunkirk”) leaning more heavily on the large-format IMAX camera; “Mank,” David Fincher’s dazzling deep dive into the tumultuous scripting of “Citizen Kane” by co-writer Herman J. Mankiewicz (Gary Oldman), shot in black-and-white by Emmy-nominated Erik Messerschmidt (“Mindhunter”); and “The Trial of the Chicago 7,” Aaron Sorkin’s timely account of the 1969 Vietnam protest conspiracy trial, shot by Oscar-nominated Phedon Papamichael (“Nebraska”) in both large-format and documentary styles.

For the Bond on steroids “Tenet,” which concerns a secret plot to destroy the world by pitting the future against the present, van Hoytema needed the IMAX film cameras to run in reverse to achieve the trippy effect.
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