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List of Academy Award for Best Cinematography winners from every year the award has been given out. All Academy Award for Best Cinematography winners are listed below in order of popularity, but can be sorted by any column. People who won the Academy Award for Best Cinematography award are listed along with photos for every Academy Award for Best Cinematography winner that has a picture associated with their name online. You can click on the name of the Academy Award for Best Cinematography award recipients to get more information about each. People who won the Academy Award for Best Cinematography are usually listed by year, but on this list you've got a complete list of Academy Award for Best Cinematography winners from all years. If this proves to not be a full list of Academy Award for Best Cinematography winners, you can help make it so by adding to this one. This list includes the most memorable and well-known Academy Award for Best Cinematography winners of all time. Anybody who won the Academy Award for Best Cinematography usually has a picture associated with their name, so all the Academy Award for Best Cinematography-winning people are listed here with photos when available. This list spans the history of the Academy Award for Best Cinematography, so most of the famous Academy Award for Best Cinematography winners are here and can be a good starting point for making a list of your favorites. This list answers the question "who are all the people who have ever won Academy Award for Best Cinematography?" If you're looking for all the nominees, you can click the links above the title of this page to the Listopedia page where you'll find a directory of award nominees, as well as the rest of the award winners lists we have. You may want to copy this fact-based list to build your own just like it, re-rank it to fit your opinions, then publish it to share it on Facebook, Twitter or any other social sites you frequent. List features items like Robert Surtees, John Toll and more! (94 items)

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Alfred Gilks is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Academy Award for Best Cinematography Winners List
Alfred Gilks, sometimes credited as Alf Gilks, was a cinematographer from 1920 through to 1956. Gilks worked on many silent films in the 1920s, such as Red Hair with Clara Bow and the historical ...more

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Andrew Lesnie is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Academy Award for Best Cinematography Winners List
Andrew Lesnie ACS ASC, is an Australian cinematographer. He is best known as the cinematographer for The Lord of the Rings trilogy and its prequel The Hobbit trilogy, both directed by New ...more

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Anthony Dod Mantle is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Academy Award for Best Cinematography Winners List
Anthony Dod Mantle, DFF, ASC, B.S.C. is a British cinematographer notable for his work in digital cinematography.

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Archie Stout is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Academy Award for Best Cinematography Winners List
Archie Stout, A.S.C. was a second unit photographer whose career spanned from 1921 to 1954. In a career largely confined to B movies, he provided cinematography assistance on such films as the ...more

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Arthur E. Arling is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Academy Award for Best Cinematography Winners List
Arthur E. Arling, A.S.C. was a Hollywood cameraman and cinematographer. His early work included 1939's Gone with the Wind and 1946's The Yearling, for which he won a joint Oscar which he shared ...more

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Billy Williams is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Academy Award for Best Cinematography Winners List
Billy Williams OBE, BSC is a British cinematographer. Williams was responsible for shooting a number of films, including Women in Love, Gandhi, for which he won an Oscar, and On Golden Pond. ...more

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Arthur Miller is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Academy Award for Best Cinematography Winners List
Arthur Asher Miller was a prolific American playwright, essayist, and prominent figure in twentieth-century American theatre. Among his most popular plays are All My Sons, The Crucible and A ...more

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Burnett Guffey is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Academy Award for Best Cinematography Winners List
Burnett Guffey, A.S.C. was an American cinematographer. He won two Academy Awards: From Here to Eternity and Bonnie and Clyde.

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Boris Kaufman is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Academy Award for Best Cinematography Winners List
Boris Abelevich Kaufman, A.S.C. was a cinematographer and the younger brother of filmmakers Dziga Vertov and Mikhail Kaufman. Kaufman was born into a family of Jewish intellectuals in Białystok ...more

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Charles Lang is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Academy Award for Best Cinematography Winners List
Charles Bryant Lang, Jr., A.S.C. was an American cinematographer. Early in his career, he worked with the Akeley camera, a gyroscope-mounted "pancake" camera designed by Carl Akeley ...more

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Charles Rosher is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Academy Award for Best Cinematography Winners List
Charles G. Rosher, A.S.C. was a two-time Academy Award-winning cinematographer who worked from the early days of silent films through the 1950s. Born in London, he was the first cinematographer ...more

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Chris Menges is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Academy Award for Best Cinematography Winners List
Chris Menges BSC, ASC, is an English cinematographer and film director. He is a member of both the American and British Societies of Cinematographers.

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Claudio Miranda is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Academy Award for Best Cinematography Winners List
Claudio Miranda is a Chilean-born American cinematographer best known as the Academy Award winning director of photography on Ang Lee's film Life of Pi and as the director of photography on ...more

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Clyde De Vinna is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Academy Award for Best Cinematography Winners List
Clyde De Vinna Clyde De Vinna was an American film and television cinematographer and director of photography. He won the Academy Award for Best Cinematography for White Shadows in the South Seas presented by ...more

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Conrad L. Hall is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Academy Award for Best Cinematography Winners List
Conrad L. Hall was the husband of Katharine Ross.

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Daniel L. Fapp is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Academy Award for Best Cinematography Winners List
Daniel L. Fapp, A.S.C. was an American cinematographer, best known as director of photography for West Side Story, for which he won an Academy Award for Best Cinematography, and The Great ...more

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David Watkin is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Academy Award for Best Cinematography Winners List
David Watkin BSC was a British cinematographer, an innovator who was among the first directors of photography to experiment heavily with the usage of bounce light as a soft light source. He ...more

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Dean Semler is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Academy Award for Best Cinematography Winners List
Dean Semler ACS ASC, is an Australian cinematographer. Over his career, he has worked as a cinematographer, camera operator, director, second unit director, and assistant director. He is a ...more

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Dion Beebe is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Academy Award for Best Cinematography Winners List
Dion Beebe A.C.S. A.S.C. is an Australian cinematographer. Originally from Brisbane, Australia, his family moved to Cape Town, South Africa in 1972. Dion studied cinematography at the Australian ...more

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Ernest Haller is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Academy Award for Best Cinematography Winners List
Ernest Haller, A.S.C. also credited as Ernie B. Haller, was an American cinematographer. Born in Los Angeles, California, Haller joined Biograph Studios as an actor in 1914, then began to ...more

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Ernest Palmer is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Academy Award for Best Cinematography Winners List
Ernest S. Palmer was a Hollywood cinematographer for more than 160 films. His earliest known credit was for a 1912 adaptation of Ivanhoe. In 1941, Palmer won an Academy Award for Best ...more

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Floyd Crosby is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Academy Award for Best Cinematography Winners List
Floyd Delafield Crosby, A.S.C. was an American cinematographer.

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Ernest Laszlo is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Academy Award for Best Cinematography Winners List
Ernest Laszlo, A.S.C. was a Hungarian-American cinematographer for over 60 films, and was known for his frequent collaborations with directors Robert Aldrich and Stanley Kramer. He was a member ...more

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Fred Koenekamp is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Academy Award for Best Cinematography Winners List
Fred J. Koenekamp, A.S.C. is an American cinematographer. He is the son of cinematographer Hans F. Koenekamp. Koenekamp worked in television and feature films from the 1960s. He was nominated ...more

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Eugen Schüfftan is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Academy Award for Best Cinematography Winners List
Eugen Schüfftan was a German Jew cinematographer. He invented the Schüfftan process, a special effects technique that employed mirrors to insert actors into miniature sets. One of the ...more

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Freddie Francis is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Academy Award for Best Cinematography Winners List
Frederick William "Freddie" Francis BSC was an English cinematographer and film director. He achieved his greatest successes as a cinematographer, including winning two Academy Awards, ...more

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Geoffrey Unsworth is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Academy Award for Best Cinematography Winners List
Geoffrey Gilyard Unsworth, OBE, BSC was a British cinematographer who worked on nearly 90 feature films spanning over more than 40 years. After working as a camera operator on films for Michael ...more

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Freddie Young is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Academy Award for Best Cinematography Winners List
Freddie Young, OBE, BSC, was one of Britain's most distinguished and influential cinematographers. He is probably best known for his work on David Lean's films Lawrence of Arabia, Doctor Zhivago ...more

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George Barnes is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Academy Award for Best Cinematography Winners List
George S. Barnes, A.S.C. was an American cinematographer from the era of silent films to the early 1950s. Over the course of his career, he was nominated for an Academy Award eight times, ...more

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Georges Périnal is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Academy Award for Best Cinematography Winners List
Georges Périnal Georges Périnal was a French cinematographer. Périnal was born in Paris. He worked with, amongst others: Jean Grémillon, René Clair, Jean Cocteau, Michael Powell, ...more

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Ghislain Cloquet is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Academy Award for Best Cinematography Winners List
Ghislain Cloquet was a Belgian-born French cinematographer. Cloquet was born in Antwerp, Belgium in 1924. He went to Paris to study and became a French citizen in 1940. Cloquet is known for his ...more

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Gregg Toland is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Academy Award for Best Cinematography Winners List
Gregg Toland, A.S.C. was an American cinematographer noted for his innovative use of lighting and techniques such as deep focus, an example of which can be found in his work on Orson Welles' ...more

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Guillermo Navarro is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Academy Award for Best Cinematography Winners List
Guillermo Navarro, ASC, A.M.C. is a Mexican cinematographer. He has worked in Hollywood since 1993 and is a frequent collaborator of Guillermo del Toro and Robert Rodriguez. In 2006 he won the ...more

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Hal Mohr is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Academy Award for Best Cinematography Winners List
Hal Mohr, A.S.C. was a famed movie cinematographer.

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Harry Stradling is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Academy Award for Best Cinematography Winners List
Harry Stradling was a cinematographer.

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Haskell Wexler is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Academy Award for Best Cinematography Winners List
Haskell Wexler, A.S.C. is an American cinematographer, film producer, and director. Wexler was judged to be one of film history's ten most influential cinematographers in a survey of the members ...more

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Jack Cardiff is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Academy Award for Best Cinematography Winners List
Jack Cardiff, OBE, BSC was a British cinematographer, director and photographer. His career spanned the development of cinema, from silent film, through early experiments in Technicolor to ...more

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Jack Hildyard is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Academy Award for Best Cinematography Winners List
Jack Hildyard, B.S.C. was a British cinematographer who worked on more than 80 films during his career. He made several films with David Lean including The Sound Barrier and Hobson's Choice, as ...more

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Guy Green is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Academy Award for Best Cinematography Winners List
Guy Mervin Charles Green OBE BSC was an English film director, screenwriter, and cinematographer. In 1946 he won an Academy Award as cinematographer on the film of Great Expectations. In 2002 ...more

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Janusz Kamiński is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Academy Award for Best Cinematography Winners List
Janusz Zygmunt Kamiński is a Polish cinematographer and film director who started his career in the United States. He rose to fame in the 1990s following Cool as Ice and Schindler's List. Since ...more

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John Alcott is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Academy Award for Best Cinematography Winners List
John Alcott, BSC was an English cinematographer best known for his four collaborations with director Stanley Kubrick; these are 2001: A Space Odyssey, for which he took over as lighting ...more

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John Alton is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Academy Award for Best Cinematography Winners List
John Alton A.S.C., born Johann Jacob Altmann, in Sopron/Ödenburg, Kingdom of Hungary, Austria-Hungary, was an American cinematographer. Alton won an Academy Award for the cinematography of ...more

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John Seale is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Academy Award for Best Cinematography Winners List
John Clement Seale A.C.S. A.S.C., is an Australian cinematographer. He won an Oscar for his work in the 1996 film The English Patient. He is a member of both the Australian Cinematographers ...more

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John Toll is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Academy Award for Best Cinematography Winners List
John Toll, A.S.C. is a Cleveland-born American cinematographer. In 1978 he worked on his first film, Norma Rae, as camera operator. He won back-to-back Academy Awards for Best Cinematography in ...more

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James Wong Howe is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Academy Award for Best Cinematography Winners List
James Wong Howe, A.S.C. was a Chinese American cinematographer who worked on over 130 films. He was a master at the use of shadow and was one of the first to use deep-focus cinematography, in ...more

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Joseph A. Valentine is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Academy Award for Best Cinematography Winners List
Joseph A. Valentine was an Italian-American cinematographer, five-time nominee for the Academy Award for Best Cinematography, and co-winner once in 1949. Trained in photography, he moved to ...more

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Joseph F. Biroc is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Academy Award for Best Cinematography Winners List
Joseph Francis Biroc, A.S.C. was an American Academy Award-winning cinematographer. He was born in New York City and began working in films at the Paragon Studios in Fort Lee, New Jersey. After ...more

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Joseph Ruttenberg is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Academy Award for Best Cinematography Winners List
Joseph Ruttenberg, A.S.C. was a Russian-born American photojournalist and cinematographer. Ruttenberg was accomplished winning accolades. At MGM, Ruttenberg was nominated for the Academy Award ...more

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Jean Bourgoin is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Academy Award for Best Cinematography Winners List
Jean Bourgoin was a cinematographer.

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Joseph T. Rucker is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Academy Award for Best Cinematography Winners List
Joseph T. Rucker Joseph T. Rucker was a cinematographer.