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Oscar Winners-Best Cinematography



The Academy Award for Best Cinematography is awarded each year to a cinematographer for work on one particular motion picture. From 1939 to 1967, there were separate awards for color and for black-and-white cinematography. Since then, the only black-and-white film to win is Schindler's List (1993). Floyd Crosby won the award for Tabu in 1931, which was the last silent film to win in this category. Hal Mohr was the first person to win for both black-and-white and color cinematography. In 2009, Slumdog Millionaire became the first film to win that was primarily shot on digital video. The following year Avatar was the first nominee and winner to be shot entirely on digital video. As of 2017 a woman has never been nominated for Best Cinematography, making it the only category to have never nominated a woman.


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Winners: 2016-1966



2016- La La Land, DVD 18746; HDDVD 495

2015-The Revenant, DVD 17142; HDDVD 455

2014-Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance, DVD 15492; HDDVD 401

2013-Gravity, DVD 14274; HDDVD 310

2012-Life of Pi, DVD 12864; HDDVD 218

2011-Hugo, DVD 11392; HDDVD 114

2010-Inception, DVD 8484; HDDVD 33

2009-Avatar, DVD 7233; HDDVD 1

2008-Slumdog Millionaire, DVD 6368; HDDVD 251

2007-There Will Be Blood, DVD 11257; HDDVD 80

2006-Pan’s Labyrinth, DVD 3586; HDDVD 77

2005-Memoirs of a Geisha, DVD 2480

2004-The Aviator, DVD 16627;

HDDVD 115 disc 3

2003-Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World, DVD 1015

2002-Road to Perdition, DVD 642

2001-The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring,

DVD 1117; HDDVD 70

2000-Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, DVD 380

1999-American Beauty, DVD 245

1998-Saving Private Ryan, DVD 2522

1997-Titanic, DVD 2734; HDDVD 175

1996-The English Patient, DVD 4637

1995-Braveheart, DVD 2129

1994-Legends of the Fall, DVD 4532

1993-Schindler’s List, DVD 901; HDDVD 281

1992-A River Runs Through It, DVD 582

1991-JFK, DVD 5058

1990-Dances with Wolves, DVD 2797

1989-Glory, DVD 4180

1988-Mississippi Burning, DVD 2721

1987-The Last Emperor, DVD 3718

1986-The Mission, DVD 4271

1985-Out of Africa, DVD 2645

1984-The Killing Fields, DVD 5084

1983-Fanny and Alexander, DVD 1466

1982-Gandhi, DVD 3952; HDDVD 249

1981-Reds, DVD 2906

1980-Tess, HDDVD 331

1979-Apocalypse Now, DVD 4116; HDDVD 51

1978-Days of Heaven, DVD 4007

1977-Close Encounters of the Third Kind, DVD 4431-4433

1976-Bound for Glory, DVD 3138

1975-Barry Lyndon, DVD 4289

1974-The Towering Inferno, DVD 5481

1973-Cries and Whispers, DVD 7195

1972-Cabaret, DVD 12; HDDVD 327

1971-Fiddler on the Roof, DVD 14

1970-Ryan’s Daughter, DVD 15749

1969-Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, DVD 5222

1968-Romeo and Juliet, DVD 575

1967-Bonnie and Clyde, DVD 10

1966-(Color) A Man for All Seasons, DVD 1994

(B&W) Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, DVD 52



Winners: 1965-1927


1965-(Color) Doctor Zhivago, DVD 7330HDDVD 420

(B&W) Ship of Fools, DVD 4685

1964-(Color) My Fair Lady, DVD 5091; DVD 13208; HDDVD 211

(B&W) Zorba the Greek

1963-(Color) Cleopatra, DVD 1300; HDDVD 245

(B&W) Hud, DVD 5258

1962-(Color) Lawrence of Arabia, DVD 1301

(B&W) The Longest Day, DVD 3690

1961-(Color) West Side Story, DVD 638; HDDVD 87

(B&W) The Hustler, DVD 5261

1960-(Color) Spartacus, DVD 4337

(B&W) Sons and Lovers

1959-(Color) Ben-Hur, DVD 1981; DVD 6165;


(B&W) The Diary of Anne Frank, DVD 6570

1958-(Color) Gigi, DVD 192

(B&W) The Defiant Ones, DVD 517

1957-The Bridge on the River Kwai, DVD 3187HDDVD 435

1956-(Color) Around the World in 80 Days, DVD 1201

(B&W) Somebody Up There Likes Me, DVD 5624

1955-(Color) To Catch a Thief, DVD 10363

(B&W) The Rose Tattoo, DVD 11667

1954-(Color) Three Coins in the Fountain

(B&W) On the Waterfront, DVD 468; DVD 9213 disc 10

1953-(Color) Shane, DVD 4585; HDDVD 259

(B&W) From Here to Eternity, DVD 5906

1952-(Color) The Quiet Man, DVD 7322

(B&W) The Bad and the Beautiful, DVD 1184

1951-(Color) An American in Paris, DVD 138; HDDVD 2

(B&W) A Place in the Sun, DVD 9540

1950-(Color) King Solomon’s Mines

(B&W) The Third Man, DVD 1317

1949-(Color) She Wore a Yellow Ribbon, DVD 9590

(B&W) Battleground

1948-(Color) Joan of Arc, DVD 1018

(B&W) The Naked City, DVD 581

1947-(Color) Black Narcissus, DVD 7876

(B&W) Great Expectations, DVD 2485

1946-(Color) The Yearling, DVD 13769

(B&W) Anna and the King of Siam

1945-(Color) Leave Her to Heaven, DVD 4283

(B&W) The Picture of Dorian Gray, DVD 5293

1944-(Color) Wilson

(B&W) Laura, DVD 10337

1943-(Color) Phantom of the Opera, DVD 13829

(B&W) The Song of Bernadette, DVD 7387

1942-(Color) The Black Swan

(B&W) Mrs. Miniver, DVD 2775

1941-(Color) Blood and Sand, DVD 14402

(B&W) How Green Was My Valley, DVD 796; DVD 5504

1940-(Color) Thief of Bagdad, DVD 5008

(B&W) Rebecca, DVD 2394

1939-(Color) Gone with the Wind, DVD 190; HDDVD 36

(B&W) Wuthering Heights, DVD 63      

1938-(Color) Sweethearts

(B&W) The Great Waltz

1937-(Color) A Star is Born, DVD 68

(B&W) The Good Earth, DVD 7297

1936-(Color) The Garden of Allah, DVD 15785

(B&W) Anthony Adverse, DVD 16846

1935-A Midsummer Night’s Dream, DVD 7916

1934-Cleopatra, DVD 15604

1933/32-A Farewell to Arms, DVD 4012

1932/31-Shanghai Express, DVD 14873

1931/30-Tabu: A Story of the South Seas, VHS 2873

1930/29-With Byrd at the South Pole, DVD 212

1929/28-White Shadows in the South Seas

1928/27-Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans, DVD 797

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