A Look at the Contenders for Best Cinematography

A Look at the Contenders for Best Cinematography
Only “The Trial of the Chicago 7’s” Phedon Papamichael has been in this race before — for 2013’s “Nebraska.” But watch this award closely, as whoever wins here could signal the director win. The cinematography Oscar has matched director six times in recent years, the last time when Alfonso Cuarón won for 2018’s “Roma.”

Still this is probably one below-the-line race where “Nomadland” is locked to win. Dp Joshua James Richards has picked up wins along the way — from fests and critics.

Judas and the Black Messiah

Sean Bobbitt

Director Shaka King and Bobbitt spent a lot of their prep watching other films, looking at what they wanted to avoid.

The Cleveland location proved a perfect stand-in for the film’s Chicago of the 1960s action. Bobbitt’s camera and lenses of choice were the Arri Alexa Lf with Arri DNA Lf prime lenses. He alternated between handheld to capture shootouts,
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