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2018 Oscar Predictions: Best Cinematography

Veterans are vying against newcomers this year, including the first woman nominee in this category. Updated 1/24/18.

Blade Runner 2049 Ryan Gosling

“Blade Runner”

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This could be the landmark year that Roger Deakins finally — after 13 nominations — lands a win for his stunning collaboration with Denis Villeneuve on “Blade Runner.” Other hopefuls include four-time nominee Bruno Delbonnel for “Darkest Hour.”

Vying for their first nods are Danish Dan Laustsen for Guillermo del Toro’s lush ’60s romantic fantasy-thriller, “The Shape of Water,” Dutch Hoyte Van Hoytema (BAFTA-nominated for “Interstellar” and “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy”) for his 65 mm photography on Christopher Nolan’s World War II epic “Dunkirk,” and Rachel Morrison, who is the first woman to break into the ranks of nominated directors of photography for Dee Rees’ southern epic “Mudbound.”


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Roger Deakins (“Blade Runner 2049”)
Hoyte Van Hoytema (“Dunkirk”)


Bruno Delbonnel (“Darkest Hour”)
Dan Laustsen (“The Shape of Water”)
Rachel Morrison (“Mudbound”)

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