You know you live in a f**ked up world when this is master Roger Deakins’ FIRST Oscar win for Best Cinematography.

Deakins is widely regarded as the best in the business, even by people who have won Oscars in this category.


After 14 nominations, Deakins finally clinched his first Oscar award at the 90th Academy Awards for his work on Denis Villeneuve’s “Blade Runner 2049”. The man rightfully received a standing ovation.

Say what you want about “Blade Runner 2049” — some love it, other’s don’t — but there’s no denying how PERFECT the movie LOOKS and that is mostly thanks to Deakins’ fantastic cinematography.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Deakins was humbled by this achievement.<>

A big part of me was saying, ‘Please, please no. I think it’s great because I’ve worked with a lot of the same people on my crew for years and years and I feel like it’s recognition for their work. They are also watching in London and New York and Budapest. I’d like to have mentioned every one of them. Because I think it’s just as great for them.<>

He had prior nominations for The Shawshank Redemption; Fargo; Kundun; O Brother, Where Art Thou?; The Man Who Wasn’t There; No Country for Old Men; The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford; The Reader; True Grit; Skyfall; Unbroken; and Villeneuve’s Prisoners and Sicario.

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