The lens of a cameraman helps the director to make his visualization into a reality. Stunning visuals in a film play a major role in making the movie-watching experience an exhilarating one. Thus, the award for Best Cinematography gets a super prominence at the Oscars.
At the 92nd Academy Awards held a few hours back, five cinematographers got nominated for their work in the year 2019. They are Roger Deakins (1917), Robert Richardson (Once Upon A Time in Hollywood), Jarin Blaschke (The Light House), Lawrence Sher (Joker) and Rodrigo Prieto (The Irishman). Out of all these impeccable cameramen, Roger Deakins emerged as a winner for his spectacular work in 1917.
Roger has created an illusionary single-shot technique with 1917. His blocking, lighting and camera movements played an important role in making 1917 an unforgettable experience. This is Roger's 15th Oscar nomination and second win. Last year, he won in the same category for the film Blade Runner 2049. Thus, Roger has managed to brag two Oscars in two consecutive years, after failing to win one in his four-decade-old career before 2019.
In his acceptance speech, Roger thanked his wife, his camera assistants, focus pullers, gaffers and finally the director of 1917, Sam Mendes.