Hugo might have a chance of edging out “Tree of Life”. This is Robert Richardson’s seventh academy award nomination. He was also nominated for “Platoon”, “Born on the Fourth of July”, “JFK”, “Snow Falling on Cedars”, “The Aviator” and “Inglourious Basterds”. It’s a 3D film but that didn’t seem to hurt “Avatar” which won in 2010. It marks a lot of firsts for Martin Scorsese. First 3D film, first children’s movie, first use of extensive visual effects sequences and I believe it was also the first time he shot a film digitally. Looks like someone’s starting to embrace the new technology 🙂
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
This one was a foregone conclusion to get nominated. Fincher has a keen eye. His two previous films “The Social Network” and “Benjamin Button” were nominated for best cinematography too. So its no big surprise. It was shot by Jeff Cronenweth who you might not be aware is the son of Jordon Cronenweth who shot “Blade Runner”. Talented family.
There weren’t a lot of surprises in the Best Cinematography Category. With the exception of “The Artist” I guessed all of the nominated films before they were announced. A couple films that might have gotten nominations though…
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
A good looking film. Shot by Hoyte Van Hoytema who also shot “Let the Right One In”. Not a flashy movie for cinematography the way Hugo or War Horse were, but still a very well shot movie.
Haven’t seen this one yet either, but the trailer looks gorgeous. I need to catch this one soon.
I loved this movie. Excellent pacing, acting, direction and cinematography. There were a couple of shots in the car where Ryan Gosling is driving in the dark The car is almost completely black but you can see his eyes shining our of almost complete darkness. Those shots were stunning. Great use of cinematography to help set the mood.