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Sunday, February 12, 2012

Guide to Oscar: Best Cinematography

The Best Cinematography category is one of the original Oscar categories, though in that first year the nominated cinematographers were nominated for their body of work during the course of the year, rather than one film specifically. From 1939 until 1967 (with an exception in 1957), the award was split into two categories to recognize work in color and black and white films separately.

This year's nominees:

Guillaume Schiffman, The Artist

First nomination.

Jeff Cronenweth, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

2nd nomination. Previously nominated for The Social Network.

Robert Richardson, Hugo

7th nomination. Previously won for The Aviator and JFK, and nominated for Inglorious Basterds, Snow Falling on Cedars, Born on the Fourth of July and Platoon.

Emmanuel Lubezki, The Tree of Life

5th nomination. Previously nominated for Children of Men, The New World, Sleepy Hollow and A Little Princess.

Janusz Kaminski, War Horse

5th nomination. Previously won for Schindler's List and Saving Private Ryan, and nominated for Amistad and The Diving Bell and the Butterfly.

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