The films nominated for Best Cinematography for the 2012 Academy Awards include 'The Artist,' 'Hugo,' 'The Tree of Life,' 'War Horse' and 'The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.'
In its first film season, 1927–28, this award was not tied to just one specific film; all of the work by the nominated cinematographers during the qualifying period was listed after their names. The second year, 1929, there were no nominations at all, although the Academy has a list of unofficial titles which were under consideration by the Board of Judges. In the third year, 1930, films, not cinematographers, were nominated, and the final award did not show the cinematographer's name.Finally, for the 1931 awards, the modern system in which individuals are nominated for a single film began.
Cinematographer: Guillaume Schiffman
#71 on The Best PG-13 Drama Moviessee more on The Artist
Cinematographer: Robert Richardson
#201 on The Best Fantasy Movies
#583 on The Best Movies of All Timesee more on Hugo
Cinematographer: Emmanuel Lubezki
#86 on The Best PG-13 Drama Movies
#28 on The Best Brad Pitt Moviessee more on The Tree of Life
Cinematographer: Janusz Kaminsk
#178 on The Best War Movies Ever
#22 on The Best PG-13 Drama Movies
#4058 on The Best Movies of All Timesee more on War Horse
Cinematographer: Jeff Cronenweth
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