Oscars 2020: Cinematographer Roger Deakins' win after two decades lauded by fans as 'well-deserved'

This is his 15th nomination and second win, he first won the award for 1994's 'The Shawshank Redemption'


                            Oscars 2020: Cinematographer Roger Deakins' win after two decades lauded by fans as 'well-deserved'
Roger Deakins (Alberto E Rodriguez/Getty Images)

The Oscar for the Best Cinematography was awarded to Roger Deakins for the World War I drama film '1917' and fans say he deserved the win.

This is Roger's 15th nomination and second Academy Award. The 70-year-old director of photography was first nominated for 1994's 'The Shawshank Redemption'.

'1917' is directed by Sam Mendes and is set in the period of World War I. The movie follows two soldiers who are given the task of crossing enemy lines in order to deliver an important message.

In order to convey the mission's urgency, the movie has been edited to appear without any cuts. The other nominations who were competing with '1917' for the award were:
Robert Richardson for 'Once Upon A Time in Hollywood'
Lawrence Sher for 'Joker'
Rodrigo Prieto for 'The Irishman'
Jarin Blaschke for 'The Lighthouse'

Roger Deakins accepts the Cinematography award for '1917' during the 92nd Annual Academy Awards at Dolby Theatre on February 9 in Hollywood, California (Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Roger earned 14 Oscar nominations over the past 23 years and won only for 'The Shawshank Redemption'. The other movies Roger was nominated for were 'Fargo', 'Kundun', 'O Brother, Where Are Thou?', 'The Man Who Wasn't There', 'No Country for Old Men', 'The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford', 'The Reader', 'True Grit', 'Skyfall', Prisoners', 'Unbroken' and 'Sicario'. 

Taking to Twitter post Roger's win, fans affirmed that it was a well-deserved win. "Was fully ready to flip a table and rage if Roger Deakins didn’t win this particular Oscar. @1917 is hands down one of the greatest pieces of cinematography the world has/will ever witness. Absolutely breathtaking," a fan wrote. 

Adding to that another said, "Ladies and gentlemen let’s congratulate the great roger deakins for winning best cinematography - 1917." While another said, "#BestCinematography has got to be Roger Deakins for 1917. Every nominee was fantastic but Deakins work in 1917 was some of the best I've ever seen. #Oscars." 

"Congrats to Roger Deakins and @1917 for this award. Well deserved in a category filled with deserving nominees. #Oscars #Cinematography," added a fan. While another said, "Best cinematography for Roger Deakins, well deserved #Oscars #1917."

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