Every Best Cinematography Oscar Winner Ever (1929 - 2019)
The title is aggressive yet accurate. Burger Fiction has updated their magnificent Best Cinematography montage video to include the nominees for this year’s Oscar race and the prevailing competition seems to be black and white versus color.
Who would you like to see win? The odds on favorite is ‘Roma’ and many fans agree. Not us! Our review of ‘Roma’ read in part:
Lastly, a point of privilege: one reviewer fawned over Alfonso Cuarón's camerawork, setting expectations rather high. However, while a number of sequences are indeed wonderfully shot, basic left-to-right or right-to-left pans aren't exactly innovative. For comparison, watch 'Shoplifters' while paying special attention to camera placement and movement. It's nothing short of extraordinary and likely the best camera work of any film this year.
Except “camerawork” isn’t the same as cinematography, so our criticism is far more tempered in this regard than one may initially think.
Regardless, our allegiance is to ‘The Favourite.’ It was not only bold, such as using the fish eye lens for panorama shots, but also gorgeously shot featuring natural and candle light, as most period pieces are forced to do.