Of the Oscar nominated films this year I’ve rounded up the best picture and cinematography nominees and dived into the technical department.
The Oscars are closing in again. It’s been a great year.
Always an interesting side note for me are what the most talented directors and DPs in the world are choosing to shoot with!
7 are shot digitally, 1 a mix of digital and film, the remaining 3 shot exclusively on film and quite a mix of film too. One Super 35mm, one Super 16mm and one 65mm! Like Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight (which gets a Cinematography nomination), The Revenant also embraces the larger format but in digital, shooting the new Arri Alexa 65.
The Canon C300 figures zero times (although I expect a lot more documentary and indie stuff to be shot this way) and surprisingly there’s not a single Sony camera on the list not even the F65 which shows how much work they have ahead of them to shake off their video/broadcast DNA and win the trust of leading filmmakers.