2017 Oscar Predictions – Best Cinematography

La La LandUPDATED – FEBRUARY 23, 2017 – FINAL PREDICTIONS – ASC rewarded “Lion” but they dont’ tend to match up very often.  “La La Land” won the Critics Choice and BAFTA prizes.  Pending a surprise, this seems safe for Linus Sandgren.

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AND THE NOMINEES ARE

  1. La La Land” – Linus Sandgren
  2. Lion” – Greig Fraser
  3. Arrival” – Bradford Young
  4. Moonlight” – James Laxton
  5. Silence” – Rodrigo Prieto

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  • American Honey” – Robbie Ryan
  • Assassin’s Creed” – Adam Arkpaw
  • A Bigger Splash” – Yorick Le Saux
  • Bleed for This” – Larkin Seiple
  • Captain Fantastic” – Stéphane Fontaine
  • Collateral Beauty” – Maryse Alberti
  • Denial” – Haris Zamabarloukos
  • Eye in the Sky” – Haris Zamabarloukos
  • Florence Foster Jenkins” – Danny Cohen
  • The Girl on the Train” – Charlotte Bruus Christiansen
  • Green Room” – Sean Porter
  • The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki” – JP Passi
  • Julieta” – Jean Claude Larrieu
  • Knight of Cups” – Emmanuel Lubezki
  • The Lobster” – Thimios Bakatakis
  • Manchester by the Sea” – Jody Lee Lipes
  • Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children” – Bruno Delbonnel
  • Miss Sloane” – Sebastian Blenkov
  • The Neon Demon” – Natasha Braier
  • Swiss Army Man” – Larkin Seiple
  • Voyage of Time: Life’s Journey” – Paul Atkins
  • The Witch” – Jarin Blaschke

**=could be pushed back to 2017

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  • Austin

    I think Godzilla should win what do u guys think

  • Cinefilucho

    Vittorio Storaro?

  • Marwin 1994

    My Prediction
    1. Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk
    2. La La Land
    3. Weightless
    4. The Space Between Us
    5. Equals

  • Kenny

    After watching the Neon Demon, I have to say that has a good shot of being nominated for Cinematography.

  • Laut Fuentes

    1. La la land – Linus Sandgren
    2. Silence – Rodrigo Prieto
    3. The Loghts Between Oceans – Adam Arkapaw
    4. The Neon Demon – Natasha Braier
    5. Hail Caesar! – Roger Deakins
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    6. Tulip Fever – Eigil Bryld
    7. Nocturnal Animals – Seamus McGarvey
    8. Passengers – Rodrigo Prieto
    9.Café Society – Vittorio Storaro
    10. Story of Your Life – Bradford Young

  • Luke McGowan

    1. Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk
    2. Arrival
    3. Silence
    4. The Birth of a Nation
    5. Hail Caesar

    Seriously. Deakins isn’t even in the 30.

  • WTF, you didn´t even mention The Neon Demon

  • Luke McGowan

    Okay Live By Night has to be in the five, that trailer was sumptuous.

  • 1. Silence
    2. Arrival
    3. La La Land
    4. Nocturnal Animals
    5. Live By Night

    6. The Witch
    7. Tikkun
    8. The Lobster
    9. The Neon Demon
    10. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

  • kba99

    Nominating Roger Deakins without a serious chance to win would just be cruel at this point.

  • John Cleaver

    I feel very sorry for Roger Deakins. Even if he gets nominated for “Hail, Caesar!”, he won’t win it. Deakins is literally the Leonardo DiCaprio of cinematographers.

    List of the Movies that he was nominated for and the people who bested him:

    The Shawshank Redemption (1994- d. Frank Darabont), lost to John Toll for Legends of the Fall (d. Edward Zwick)

    Fargo (1996- d. The Coen Brothers), lost to John Seale for The English Patient (d. Anthony Minghella)

    Kundun (1997- d. Martin Scorsese), lost to Russel Carpenter for Titanic (d. James Cameron)

    O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000- d. The Coen Brothers), lost to Peter Pau for Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (d. Ang Lee)

    The Man Who Wasn’t There (2001- d. The Coen Brothers), lost to Andrew Lesnie for The Lord of the Rings: The First One (d. Peter Jackson)

    The Assassination of Jessie James by the Coward Robert Ford and No Country for Old Men (2007- d. Andrew Dominik, d. The Coen Brothers), lost to Robert Elswit for There Will Be Blood (d. Paul Thomas Anderson)

    The Reader (w/ co-cinematographer Chris Menges) (2008- d. Stephen Daldry) Lost to Anthony Dod Mantle for Slumdog Millionaire (d. Danny Boyle)

    True Grit (2010- d. The Coen Brothers) Lost to Wally Pfister for Inception (d. Christopher Nolan)

    Skyfall (2012- d. Sam Mendes) Lost to Claudio Miranda for Life of Pi (d. Ang Lee)

    Prisoners (2013- d. Denis Villeneuve) Lost to Emmanuel Lubezki for Gravity (d. Alfonso Cuaron)

    Unbroken (2014- d. Angelina Jolie) Lost to Emmanuel Lubezki for Birdman (d. Alejandro G. Inarritu)

    And, Sicario (2015- d. Denis Villeneuve), Lost to Emmanuel friggin’ Lubezki for The Revenant (d. Alejandro G. Inarritu)

    All in all, those were thirteen nominations for Best Cinematography, and no win. My goodness, can’t this guy ever catch a break?

  • JonRalphs

    Loved la la land, but silence looked beautiful.

  • Bryce

    Arrival
    La La Land
    Moonlight
    Rogue One
    Silence

    I want it to be Rogue One due to that 3rd act and “The Scene” (you know what I’m talking about if you saw Rogue One), but I have to go La La Land. I see comments saying Silence looked beautiful, but I have yet to have the opportunity to see Silence as I have to wait till January (which sucks since I have never, ever, missed out on a Scorsese film for he is my favorite director alongside Nolan and Villeneuve).

    • Drogo

      Which ‘scene’ are are talking about. There are many beautiful shots in Rogue One.

    • Jacques

      Nolan and Villeneuve are my favorite directors too!

  • Adventurer

    Arrival
    La La Land
    Moonlight
    Silence
    Nocturnal Animals

    Arrival would be my choice, but La La Land took critics choice.

  • troyjay

    The Handmaiden also has a pretty decent chance of getting nominated. That will be this year’s “The Grandmaster” (2013).

  • jmlatinsir

    Definitely a battle between Arrival and La La Land

  • Pablo

    Sorry not sorry to be such a fan boy but Rogue One is so beautiful it really deserves to be nominated. I wouldn’t be surprised if it wasn’t but it would be so nice.

  • Fraser for Rogue One instead of Lion? A Star Wars movie has never, ever been nominated here.

  • Pokermask

    Here are my predictions for Best Cinematography at the moment:
    Arrival (Bradford Young)
    La La Land (Linus Sandgren)
    Moonlight (James Laxton)
    Nocturnal Animals (Seamus McGarvey)
    Silence (Rodrigo Prieto)

    Top choice: La La Land

  • oscarstan

    Replace Rogue One with Lion, and you’ve got a solid prediction.

    • Matteo Bordignon

      Rogue One has a great cinematography ( ex. open scene, first death star shot and final space battle), Lion has a great cinematography too…why do you think that Lion will be nominated? ( I’m italian, sorry for my English )

      • oscarstan

        Your English is fine! I also think Rogue One has great cinematography, but Lion was nominated by both the American Society of Cinematographers and the BAFTAs, which gives it a clear advantage.

        • Matteo Bordignon

          You’re right, Lion is the most likely choice.

          • Jacques

            I do agree Rogue one has great cinematography but I very much enjoyed the cinematography in Nocturnal Animals. Seamus Mcgarvey is a veteran and he continues to display excellence in this category

  • Mangesh Gaikwad

    # Cinematography ::
    1.La La Land

    2.Silence
    3.Arrival
    4.Moonlight
    &
    5.Jackie /Lion / Rogue One

  • Matteo Bordignon

    My final prediction ( no order )

    La La Land
    Arrival
    Moonlight
    Silence
    Rogue One

    Winner: La La Land
    My winner: Arrival

  • Calvin Damon

    Poor Silence. It totally got shafted this year. I’m just glad it managed to make it into its most deserving category.

    • Fabio González

      Same. But it deserves so much more.

  • Michael Eduard Gschwandtner

    It is now all up to the BAFTAs. If Fraser manages to win, his chances are big. Otherwise it would most likely be LaLaLand.

  • life is a state of mind

    What – no Roger Deakins this year? La La Land will win, but it would be cool to see Lion upset.

  • Pablo

    Yes, La La Land will win. But Arrival has such a beautiful cinematography, reminiscing of other work by the same person.

  • Fabio González

    Silence should win but it literally has the least amount of probabilities. Damn.