Oscars Predictions 2018: Best Cinematography

I think the point of cinematography, of what we do, is intimacy. – Christopher Doyle.

Our panel of predictors look at this year’s Oscar nominees for Best Cinematography. We each picked our winner. Do you agree?




Roger A. Deakins – Blade Runner 2049

Stunning imagery, excellent camerawork, if this sci-fi epic wins it will be a great accolade for science fiction films and sequels.



Roger A. Deakins – Blade Runner 2049

It’s Roger’s time and this movie is too beautiful to look past.



Roger A. Deakins – Blade Runner 2049

There were some absolutely beautiful films last year but Blade Runner 2049 takes the cake. The camera placement and movement in various scenes is so meticulously thought out. This film will be studied for it’s wonderful cinematography. Blade Runner 2049 probably won’t win much this year, but it will win this. It deserves it. But more importantly, Roger Deakins deserves it.



Roger A. Deakins – Blade Runner 2049

Again, the cinematography of this movie is mind blowing. Its honestly one of the most beautiful movies ever. Every scene encapsulates the intricate world building that went into this movie. It makes you want to be there.


Roger A. Deakins – Blade Runner 2049

A big shoutout to Rachel Morrison for being the first female nominated for the ‘best cinematography’ category for her work on Mudbound, but I think the award will go to Roger Deakins for Blade Runner.



Roger A. Deakins – Blade Runner 2049

Roger Deakins is due an Oscar for this film. The framing and lighting used in this film is absolutely sublime.



Roger A. Deakins – Blade Runner 2049

Blade Runner 2049’s visual style is a mix between old school technical effects and those of current trends.



Hoyte van Hoytema – Dunkirk

Because a war epic has to win for best cinematography. Them’s the rules.



Roger A. Deakins – Blade Runner 2049

There is no doubt that Roger Deakins is a master in his craft, the man knows how to create art in a frame. Every frame in Blade Runner 2049 is immaculate. I can’t praise the man enough…Please let’s give him the Oscar he deserves.



Roger A. Deakins – Blade Runner 2049

It’s about time that this goddamn Academy gave Roger Deakins a damn nod.


Dan Laustsen – The Shape of Water

It captured a fantastical world that was undeniably spellbinding! Fish porn hasn’t looked this sexy…ever!



Roger A. Deakins – Blade Runner 2049

This movie was all about the cinematography and it was a visual orgasm to watch. At some point I found myself lost in the cinematography and to think it was put together in such a manner was award winning.



Dan Laustsen – The Shape of Water

Although beautiful, was not my favourite this year – incredible to watch and cleverly weaved together by the GENIUS – I loved this more for they way it forced me to believe in this world it’s set in. Beautifully shot.



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