Oscars 2020: Roger Deakins bags Best Cinematography Award for '1917' after Critics' Choice and BAFTA wins

Robert Richardson ('Once Upon a Time in Hollywood'), Lawrence Sher ('Joker'), Rodrigo Prieto ('The Irishman'), and Jarin Blaschke ('The Lighthouse') were also nominated for the award


                            Oscars 2020: Roger Deakins bags Best Cinematography Award for '1917' after Critics' Choice and BAFTA wins
Roger Deakins (Getty Images)

Roger Deakins has bagged the Oscar for Cinematography at the 92nd Academy Awards ceremony held at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California on February 9. The 70-year-old cinematographer won the prestigious award for his exemplary work on '1917'.

This is Deakins's second Oscar win, having previously won the honor for 'Blade Runner 2049'. He was also nominated for a Critics' Choice award and a BAFTA for his work on '1917', winning both. The award was presented by Will Farrel and Julia Louis-Dreyfus.

Robert Richardson ('Once Upon a Time in Hollywood'), Lawrence Sher ('Joker'), Rodrigo Prieto ('The Irishman'), and Jarin Blaschke ('The Lighthouse') were also nominated for the award.

'1917' tells the story of two British soldiers fighting in World War I who are given a seemingly impossible mission that sets them on a race against time and a journey deep into enemy territory.

The entire movie was shot in such a way that it looks like a single continuous take, a monumental feat that made the choice for best cinematographer a pretty easy one.

The film stars George MacKay, Dean-Charles Chapman, Mark Strong, Andrew Scott, Richard Madden, Benedict Cumberbatch and a host of others. The war drama was directed by Sam Mendes and is partly based on a true story reportedly told to Mendes by his grandfather Alfred Mendes.

'1917' was released in theaters in the United States on December 25, 2019. It was released in the UK on January 10 and had its world premiere on December 4, 2019.

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