A Video History of Every ‘Best Cinematography’ Oscar Winner Ever


Everyone’s always speculating over who will win ‘Best Actor/Actress’ or ‘Best Picture’ at the Oscars, but why aren’t more people paying attention to cinematography? Ask any DP and they’ll explain just how critical it is to have someone who can do justice to a director’s aesthetic.

As we inch closer to the 89th Academy Awards happening February 26, 2017, it’s an apt time to look back at some of the films and their DPs who’ve been recognized with the ‘Best Cinematography’ award. Lucky for us, YouTube channel Burger Fiction has compiled a video montage of every single winner from 1927 to 2016. While there will always be debate over who deserved the recognition, watching the video is still a worthy exercise in reflection.

For the full list of films and cinematographers who won Oscars for Best Cinematography, click here.

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