Awards & Winners

National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Cinematography

National Society of Film Critics Awards

The National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Cinematography is an annual award given by National Society of Film Critics to honor the best cinematographer of the year. English cinematographer Roger Deakins won this award a record 3 times. Haskell Wexler, Néstor Almendros, Gordon Willis, Philippe Rousselot and Christopher Doyle each won the award twice.

Check all the winners of National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Cinematography presented under National Society of Film Critics Awards since 1967 .

Bruno Delbonnel

Honored for : Inside Llewyn Davis

Nominations 2013 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Bruno Delbonnel Inside Llewyn Davis
Emmanuel Lubezki Gravity
Phedon Papamichael Nebraska

Mihai Malaimare Jr.

Honored for : The Master

Nominations 2012 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Mihai Malaimare Jr. The Master
Roger Deakins Skyfall
Greig Fraser Zero Dark Thirty

Emmanuel Lubezki

Honored for : The Tree of Life

Nominations 2011 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Manuel Alberto Claro Melancholia
Robert Richardson Hugo
Emmanuel Lubezki The Tree of Life

Roger Deakins

Honored for : True Grit

Nominations 2010 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Roger Deakins True Grit
Harris Savides Somewhere
Matthew Libatique Black Swan

Christian Berger

Honored for : The White Ribbon

Nominations 2009 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Jan Troell Everlasting Moments
Mischa Gavrjusjov Everlasting Moments
Barry Ackroyd The Hurt Locker
Christian Berger The White Ribbon

Anthony Dod Mantle

Honored for : Slumdog Millionaire

Nominations 2008 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Mark Lee Ping Bin Flight of the Red Balloon
Wally Pfister The Dark Knight
Anthony Dod Mantle Slumdog Millionaire

Robert Elswit

Honored for : There Will Be Blood

Nominations 2007 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Robert Elswit There Will Be Blood
Janusz Kami?ski The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
Roger Deakins No Country for Old Men

Emmanuel Lubezki

Honored for : Children of Men

Nominations 2006 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Guillermo Navarro Pan's Labyrinth
Emmanuel Lubezki Children of Men
Zhao Xiaoding Curse of the Golden Flower

Nominations 2005 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Lai Yiu Fai 2046
Kwan Pun Leung 2046
Christopher Doyle 2046
Emmanuel Lubezki The New World
Robert Elswit Good Night, and Good Luck

Zhao Xiaoding

Honored for : House of Flying Daggers

Nominations 2004 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Christopher Doyle Hero
Zhao Xiaoding House of Flying Daggers
Dion Beebe Collateral
Paul Cameron Collateral

Russell Boyd

Honored for : Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World

Nominations 2003 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Russell Boyd Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World
Harris Savides Elephant
Lance Acord Lost in Translation

Edward Lachman

Honored for : Far from Heaven

Nominations 2002 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Edward Lachman Far from Heaven
Pawel Edelman The Pianist
Robert Elswit Punch-Drunk Love

Christopher Doyle, Mark Lee Ping Bin

Honored for : In the Mood for Love

Nominations 2001 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Mark Lee Ping Bin In the Mood for Love
Christopher Doyle In the Mood for Love
Peter Deming Mulholland Drive
Roger Deakins The Man Who Wasn't There

Agnès Godard

Honored for : Beau Travail

Nominations 2000 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Agnès Godard Beau Travail
Steven Soderbergh Traffic
Peter Pau Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

Conrad L. Hall

Honored for : American Beauty

Nominations 1999 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Emmanuel Lubezki Sleepy Hollow
Conrad L. Hall American Beauty
Freddie Francis The Straight Story

John Toll

Honored for : The Thin Red Line

Nominations 1998 »

Nominee Nominated Work
John Toll The Thin Red Line
Seamus Deasy The General
Janusz Kami?ski Saving Private Ryan

Roger Deakins

Honored for : Kundun

Nominations 1997 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Roger Deakins Kundun

Robby Müller

Honored for : Breaking the Waves

Nominations 1996 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Chris Menges Michael Collins
John Seale The English Patient
Robby Müller Breaking the Waves

Tak Fujimoto

Honored for : Devil in a Blue Dress

Nominations 1995 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Tak Fujimoto Devil in a Blue Dress

Stefan Czapsky

Honored for : Ed Wood

Nominations 1994 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Stefan Czapsky Ed Wood

Janusz Kami?ski

Honored for : Schindler's List

Nominations 1993 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Janusz Kami?ski Schindler's List
Stuart Dryburgh The Piano
Michael Ballhaus The Age of Innocence

Zhao Fei

Honored for : Raise the Red Lantern

Nominations 1992 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Zhao Fei Raise the Red Lantern
Jean de Segonzac Laws of Gravity
Jack N. Green Unforgiven

Roger Deakins

Honored for : Barton Fink

Nominations 1991 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Roger Deakins Barton Fink
Peter Suschitzky Naked Lunch
Allen Daviau Bugsy

Peter Suschitzky

Honored for : Where the Heart Is

Nominations 1990 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Peter Suschitzky Where the Heart Is
Ian Baker The Russia House
Philippe Rousselot Henry & June

Michael Ballhaus

Honored for : The Fabulous Baker Boys

Nominations 1989 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Michael Ballhaus The Fabulous Baker Boys

Henri Alekan

Honored for : Wings of Desire

Nominations 1988 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Henri Alekan Wings of Desire
Sven Nykvist The Unbearable Lightness of Being
Conrad L. Hall Tequila Sunrise
Vittorio Storaro Tucker: The Man and His Dream
Philippe Rousselot Dangerous Liaisons

Philippe Rousselot

Honored for : Hope and Glory

Nominations 1987 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Philippe Rousselot Hope and Glory

Frederick Elmes

Honored for : Blue Velvet

Nominations 1986 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Frederick Elmes Blue Velvet
Donald McAlpine Down and Out in Beverly Hills
Robby Müller Down by Law

Takao Saito

Honored for : Ran

Nominations 1985 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Michael Ballhaus After Hours
Kiyoshi Hasegawa The Makioka Sisters
Takao Saito Ran

Chris Menges

Honored for : Comfort and Joy, The Killing Fields

Nominations 1984 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Chris Menges The Killing Fields","Comfort and Joy

Hiro Narita

Honored for : Never Cry Wolf

Nominations 1983 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Hiro Narita Never Cry Wolf
Gordon Willis Zelig
John Alcott Under Fire

Philippe Rousselot

Honored for : Diva

Nominations 1982 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Philippe Rousselot Diva

Gordon Willis

Honored for : Pennies from Heaven

Nominations 1981 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Gordon Willis Pennies from Heaven

Michael Chapman

Honored for : Raging Bull

Nominations 1980 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Michael Chapman Raging Bull
Freddie Francis The Elephant Man
Geoffrey Unsworth Tess
Ghislain Cloquet Tess

Caleb Deschanel

Honored for : The Black Stallion, Being There

Nominations 1979 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Caleb Deschanel The Black Stallion","Being There
Gordon Willis Manhattan
Néstor Almendros Kramer vs. Kramer
Vittorio Storaro Apocalypse Now

Néstor Almendros

Honored for : Days of Heaven

Nominations 1978 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Néstor Almendros Days of Heaven

Thomas Mauch

Honored for : Aguirre, the Wrath of God

Nominations 1977 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Thomas Mauch Aguirre, the Wrath of God

Haskell Wexler

Honored for : Bound for Glory

Nominations 1976 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Néstor Almendros The Marquise of O
Haskell Wexler Bound for Glory
Michael Chapman Taxi Driver

John Alcott

Honored for : Barry Lyndon

Nominations 1975 »

Nominee Nominated Work
John Alcott Barry Lyndon

Gordon Willis

Honored for : The Godfather Part II, The Parallax View

Nominations 1974 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Gordon Willis The Parallax View","The Godfather Part II

Vilmos Zsigmond

Honored for : The Long Goodbye

Nominations 1973 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Vilmos Zsigmond The Long Goodbye

Sven Nykvist

Honored for : Cries and Whispers

Nominations 1972 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Sven Nykvist Cries and Whispers
Gordon Willis The Godfather
Vilmos Zsigmond Images
Geoffrey Unsworth Cabaret

Vittorio Storaro

Honored for : The Conformist

Nominations 1971 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Vittorio Storaro The Conformist

Néstor Almendros

Honored for : The Wild Child, My Night at Maud's

Nominations 1970 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Néstor Almendros My Night at Maud's","The Wild Child
Sven Nykvist The Passion of Anna","First Love
Giuseppe Rotunno Satyricon
Billy Williams Women in Love

Lucien Ballard

Honored for : The Wild Bunch

Nominations 1969 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Lucien Ballard The Wild Bunch
Miroslav Ond?í?ek If...
Haskell Wexler Medium Cool

William A. Fraker

Honored for : Bullitt

Nominations 1968 »

Nominee Nominated Work
William A. Fraker Bullitt

Haskell Wexler

Honored for : In the Heat of the Night

Nominations 1967 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Haskell Wexler In the Heat of the Night
Sven Nykvist Persona
Conrad L. Hall Cool Hand Luke","In Cold Blood
Nicolas Roeg Far from the Madding Crowd