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2017 Oscar Predictions: Best Cinematography

Shooting on film could bode well for "La La Land" in the race for Best Cinematography.

“La La Land”


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Four newcomers have broken into the ranks of nominated cinematographers this year: “Arrival” DP Bradford Young, the first African-American to land an Oscar nomination in this category, Swedish Linus Sandgren (“La La Land”), James Laxton  (“Moonlight”), and Australian Greig Fraser (“Lion”). All are vying against veteran and two-time-nominee Rodrigo Prieto (Martin Scorsese’s “Silence”).

The favorite is Sandgren for his innovative and fluidly choreographed 35 mm camera work on “La La Land.”

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Contenders (in order of likelihood to win)

1. Linus Sandgren (“La La Land”)
2. Bradford Young (“Arrival”)
3. Greig Fraser (“Lion”)
4. James Laxton (“Moonlight”)
5. Rodrigo Prieto (“Silence”)

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