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 Posted:   Jan 26, 2018 - 8:55 AM   
 By:   Montana Dave   (Member)

I sincerely hope I'm wrong, but I think he will lose the Oscar again this year. 'Blade Runner 2049' is his 12th Nomination for Cinematography, arguably his most stunning and gorgeous work to date, and yet, I still don't think he'll win his long overdue Oscar. I viewed 'Blade Runner 2049' last night in high definition Blu-ray on a very large screen. I hadn't seen the film before; and I was blown-away by the visual artistry the man delivered here. But the film itself... just went on and on and on. Offering us more striking visuals, but at a staggering price. (Honestly, if you asked me today what the film I viewed last night was about, I couldn't answer.) I'm guessing that a majority of voters will vote for another film over this one, perhaps because they never finished viewing 'Blade Runner', or they didn't want to see a Sci-Fi film. However, I hope I'm wrong.

 Posted:   Jan 26, 2018 - 9:13 AM   
 By:   Tall Guy   (Member)

However, I hope I'm wrong.

I hope you are too, Dave. I’d be very happy to see a handful of Oscars go to each of BR2049 and Dunkirk just to show a handful of stick-in-the-muds that there’s more than one way to make an effective film. Nobody on this board, though, obviously!

 Posted:   Jan 26, 2018 - 9:17 AM   
 By:   Khan   (Member)

BR2049 HAS to be when Deakins wins. What a visually stunning movie.

 Posted:   Jan 26, 2018 - 9:27 AM   
 By:   Ado   (Member)

As far as the Oscars, there is no correlation between "deserving" and winning, or even being nominated.
He probably does deserve to win, but good chance he won't.

 Posted:   Jan 26, 2018 - 11:03 AM   
 By:   Mark R. Y.   (Member)

For reference, the nominees are:

BLADE RUNNER 2049 - Roger Deakins
DARKEST HOUR - Bruno Delbonnel
DUNKIRK - Hoyte van Hoytema
MUDBOUND - Rachel Morrison

I think Deakins stands a good chance, but there are factors for the other four as well. I haven't been hearing much about Darkest Hour's cinematography, but Delbonnel is widely admired; Dunkirk is an obvious front-runner; Mudbound is getting a lot of attention because Morrison is the first woman d.p. to get an Oscar nod; and The Shape of Water might benefit if there's a "sweep" for that movie.

But Deakins is so famous for being so long overdue for an Oscar, that his chances seem quite strong.

 Posted:   Jan 26, 2018 - 12:32 PM   
 By:   SBD   (Member)

Susan Lucci eventually won an Emmy. It'll happen for Deakins...probably this year.

 Posted:   Jan 26, 2018 - 1:23 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

he hasn't won ever?


 Posted:   Mar 4, 2018 - 10:33 PM   
 By:   pzfan   (Member)

Well, he finally won.

 Posted:   Mar 4, 2018 - 10:57 PM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

Well deserved, on his 14th nomination.

He's done better with the BAFTA awards, winning 4 times (including this year) on 9 nominations.

 Posted:   Mar 5, 2018 - 1:26 AM   
 By:   Tall Guy   (Member)

Well, he finally won.

Great news and very well deserved.

 Posted:   Mar 5, 2018 - 10:46 AM   
 By:   Grecchus   (Member)

Went the tea-leaves well . . .

 Posted:   Mar 5, 2018 - 5:59 PM   
 By:   TominAtl   (Member)

I am SO glad that he FINALLY won! And I just looked over his work bio--man he did some of my FAVORITE works:

And my personal fav NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN.

What a talent and mucho deserved for Blade Runner.

 Posted:   Mar 7, 2018 - 9:05 AM   
 By:   Grecchus   (Member)

Tomin, what about the 'gossip' speech and all the other angles from Doubt? You have to see it for Streep's spiky, wenchy nun and Hoffman's 'unfairly' flailed, "me too" padre. It's a great 'fairness-in-the-workplace-but-without-a-casting-couch' yarn. Well before its time, really.

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