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Academy Award for Best Cinematography

The Academy Award for Best Cinematography is an Academy Award awarded each year to a cinematographer for work on one particular motion picture. In its first film season, 1927–28, this award was not tied to a specific film; the problem with this system became obvious the first year, since Karl Struss and Charles Rosher were nominated for their work together on Sunrise but three other films shot individually by either Rosher or Struss were listed as part of the nomination. The second year, 1929, there were no nominations at all, although the Academy has a list of unofficial titles which were under consideration by the Board of Judges. In the third year, 1930, not cinematographers, were nominated, the final award did not show the cinematographer's name. For the 1931 awards, the modern system in which individuals are nominated for a single film each was adopted in all profession-related categories. From 1939 to 1967 with the exception of 1957, there were separate awards for color and for black-and-white cinematography.

Since the only black-and-white films to win are Schindler's List and Roma. Floyd Crosby won the award for Tabu in 1931, the last silent film to win in this category. Hal Mohr won the only write-in Academy Award in 1935 for A Midsummer Night's Dream. Mohr was the first person to win for both black-and-white and color cinematography. No winners are lost, although some of the earliest nominees are lost, including The Devil Dancer, The Magic Flame, Four Devils; the Right to Love is incomplete, Sadie Thompson is incomplete and reconstructed with stills. David Lean holds the record for the director with the most films that won the Academy Award for Best Cinematography at the Oscars with five wins out of six nominations for Great Expectations, The Bridge On The River Kwai, Lawrence Of Arabia, Doctor Zhivago and Ryan's Daughter; the first nominees shot on digital video were The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and Slumdog Millionaire in 2009, with Slumdog Millionaire the first winner. The following year, Avatar was the first nominee and winner to be shot on digital video.

In 2018, Rachel Morrison became the first woman to receive a nomination. Prior to that it had been the last gender-neutral Academy Award category. In 2019, Alfonso Cuarón became the first winner of this category to have served as director on the film, for his film Roma. Winners are listed first followed by the other nominees. BAFTA Award for Best Cinematography Independent Spirit Award for Best Cinematography Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Cinematography American Society of Cinematographers Award for Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography in Theatrical Releases Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences official site The Official Academy Awards Database, listing all past nominees and winners

East Willy B

East Willy B is a comedic Web series that profiles Latinos in the gentrifying neighborhood of Bushwick in Brooklyn, New York City. Described as a Puerto Rican Cheers, its episodes run six to nine minutes online and tackle themes such as love, gentrification and more; the series aims to promote Latino voices in media outlets. The series, created by Julia Ahumada Grob and Yamin Segal, follows the life of Willie Jr. and his bartender friend, Ceci Rivera. The show documents the process where a Latino neighborhood starts to change, with young hipsters moving to Bushwick in search of the next hot Brooklyn neighborhood; as rents increase in Bushwick, Brooklyn due to gentrification and Willie organize their neighborhood to save Willie's bar. The show follows Willie's attempts to win back his former fiancé from his nemesis. Many of Bushwick's "quirky characters" are included in the show, including a "bodega CEO, piragua purveyors, local artists, family drunks, sassy women, local beggars, salsa music lovers, as well as the unwanted'hipsters.'"The cast and crew are predominantly Latino, though a much larger audience will relate to the themes in the series.

The show portrays the divide between the different Latin American cultures. To date, two seasons of the series have been produced. Episodes are released on YouTube, on the show's website; the New York Times dubbed the series a "Latino Show for a New Generation."In 2013, East Willy B was nominated for an Imagen Foundation Award for "Best Web Series: Comedy." East Willy B was highlighted in IndieWire as one of the thirteen "Critic's Picks" of 2013 for comedy web-series. The characters are: Willie Jr. Ceci Maggie Albert Cesar East Willy B website

Atmosphere Visual Effects

Atmosphere Visual Effects is a Canadian visual effects company. It was founded in Vancouver in 2003 by Andrew Karr, Tom Archer, Jeremy Hoey, ex-employees of Vancouver-based visual effects company GVFX, after said company folded in that year, they have worked on a number of science fiction shows, including the reimagined Battlestar Galactica, Stargate Atlantis, The 4400, Babylon 5: The Lost Tales. Their work on the new Battlestar Galactica has been nominated for several awards, their work on the episode "The Hand of God" was nominated for an Emmy in 2005. They have been nominated for two Visual Effects Society awards in 2006, for the episodes "Exodus" and "Downloaded". Feature films The Thaw Edison & Leo Snow Buddies Wrong Turn II Air Buddies Chestnut: Hero of Central Park Drop Dead Sexy Desolation Sound Broadcast series Battlestar Galactica, Seasons 1-3 Stargate Atlantis, Seasons 1-5 The 4400, Seasons 2-4 Stargate SG-1, Seasons 8-10 Dead Like Me, Seasons 1-2 Kingdom Hospital, Season 1 Andromeda, Season 4 Family Guy, Season 8-10 "Brian Griffin's House of Payne", "Back to the Pilot" Primeval: New World MOWs, Pilots Virtuality, Pilot Resistance, Pilot Babylon 5: The Lost Tales Nobody, Pilot Last Days of Planet Earth Bloodsuckers Colt 2016 Leo Awards: Nominated: Best Visual Effects in a Dramatic Series 2013 Leo Awards: Nominated: Best Visual Effects in a Dramatic Series 2011 Visual Effects Society Awards: Nominated: Outstanding Models & Miniatures in a Broadcast Program or Commercial 2010 Gemini Awards: Nominated: Outstanding Visual Effects in a Broadcast Series Visual Effects Society Awards: Nominated: Outstanding Visual Effects in a Broadcast Series Primetime Emmy Awards: Nominated: Outstanding Special Visual Effects in a Broadcast Series Primetime Emmy Awards: Nominated: Outstanding Special Visual Effects in a Broadcast Series Leo Awards: Nominated: Best Visual Effects in a Feature Length Drama 2009 Gemini Awards: Nominated: Outstanding Visual Effects in a Broadcast Series Gemini Awards: Nominated: Outstanding Visual Effects in a Broadcast Series 2008 Primetime Emmy Awards: Nominated: Outstanding Special Visual Effects in a Broadcast Series Gemini Awards: Nominated: Outstanding Visual Effects in a Broadcast Series 2007 Primetime Emmy Awards: WON: Outstanding Special Visual Effects in a Broadcast Series Visual Effects Society Awards: WON: Best Visual Effects in a Broadcast Series Visual Effects Society Awards: Nominated: Best Animated Character in a Television Series Gemini Award: WON: Outstanding Visual Effects in a Broadcast Series 2006 Primetime Emmy Awards: Nominated: Outstanding Special Visual Effects in a Broadcast Series Visual Effects Society Awards: WON: Best Animated Character in a Television Series 2005 Primetime Emmy Awards: Nominated: Outstanding Special Visual Effects in a Broadcast Series 2004 Primetime Emmy Awards: Nominated: Outstanding Special Visual Effects in a Broadcast Series Official website Atmosphere Visual Effects on IMDb