Rachel Morrison Makes Oscar History For Cinematography


Los Angeles:  “The Shape of Water” received 13 Oscar nominations on Tuesday morning. The 90th Academy Awards will be held on March 4, 2018.

Oscar voters tilted toward a new Hollywood era on Tuesday, giving first-time nominations to at least 35 people, inviting Netflix into the club, recognizing a woman in the cinematography category for the first time and bypassing actors and films tainted by sexual harassment allegations.

The 39-year-old has been nominated for her work on Mudbound, directed by Dee Rees and starring Carey Mulligan and Mary J Blige.

It follows a similar milestone with the American Society of cinematographers, which nominated her earlier this month. Morrison won the New York Film Critics’ cinematography prize in December.

She will compete against British cinematographer Roger Deakins, who received his 14th nod for his work on Blade Runner 2049. However, he has never won the prize.

Campaigning for the 90th Academy Awards has been going on in Hollywood for five months, with films falling over themselves to claim the cultural position.