Last Updated on 11 March 2024

1927-present: Wikipedia

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2023OppenheimerHoyte van Hoytema
2022All Quiet on the Western FrontJames Friend
2021DuneGreig Fraser
2020MankErik Messerschmidt
20191917Roger Deakins
2018RomaAlfonso Cuarón
2017Blade Runner 2049Roger Deakins
2016La La LandLinus Sandgren
2015The RevenantEmmanuel Lubezki
2014BirdmanEmmanuel Lubezki
2013GravityEmmanuel Lubezki
2012Life of PiClaudio Miranda
2011HugoRobert Richardson
2010InceptionWally Pfister
2009AvatarMauro Fiore
2008Slumdog MillionaireAnthony Dod Mantle
2007There Will Be BloodRobert Elswit
2006Pan’s LabyrinthGuillermo Navarro
2005Memoirs of a GeishaDion Beebe
2004The AviatorRobert Richardson
2003Master and Commander: The Far Side of the WorldRussell Boyd
2002Road to PerditionConrad Hall
2001The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the RingAndrew Lesnie
2000Crouching Tiger, Hidden DragonPeter Pau
1999American BeautyConrad Hall
1998Saving Private RyanJanusz Kamiński
1997TitanicRussell Carpenter
1996The English PatientJohn Seale
1995BraveheartJohn Toll
1994Legends of the FallJohn Toll
1993Schindler’s ListJanusz Kamiński
1992A River Runs Through ItPhilippe Rousselot
1991JFKRobert Richardson
1990Dances with WolvesDean Semler
1989GloryFreddie Francis
1988Mississippi BurningPeter Biziou
1987The Last EmperorVittorio Storaro
1986The MissionChris Menges
1985Out of AfricaDavid Watkin
1984The Killing FieldsChris Menges
1983Fanny and AlexanderSven Nykvist
1982GandhiBilly Williams and Ronnie Taylor
1981RedsVittorio Storaro
1980TessGeoffrey Unsworth and Ghislain Cloquet
1979Apocalypse NowVittorio Storaro
1978Days of HeavenNéstor Almendros
1977Close Encounters of the Third KindVilmos Zsigmond
1976Bound for GloryHaskell Wexler
1975Barry LyndonJohn Alcott
1974The Towering InfernoFred J. Koenekamp and Joseph F. Biroc
1973Cries and WhispersSven Nykvist
1972CabaretGeoffrey Unsworth
1971Fiddler on the RoofOswald Morris
1970Ryan’s DaughterFreddie Young
1969Butch Cassidy and the Sundance KidConrad Hall
1968Romeo and JulietPasqualino De Santis
1967Bonnie and ClydeBurnett Guffey
1966 ColorA Man for All SeasonsTed Moore
1966 B&WWho’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?Haskell Wexler
1965 ColorDoctor ZhivagoFreddie Young
1965 B&WShip of FoolsErnest Laszlo
1964 ColorMy Fair LadyHarry Stradling
1964 B&WZorba the GreekWalter Lassally
1963 ColorCleopatraLeon Shamroy
1963 B&WHudJames Wong Howe
1962 ColorLawrence of ArabiaFreddie Young
1962 B&WThe Longest DayJean Bourgoin and Walter Wottitz
1961 ColorWest Side StoryDaniel L. Fapp
1961 B&WThe HustlerEugen Schüfftan
1960 ColorSpartacusRussell Metty
1960 B&WSons and LoversFreddie Francis
1959 ColorBen-HurRobert Surtees
1959 B&WThe Diary of Anne FrankWilliam C. Mellor
1958 ColorGigiJoseph Ruttenberg
1958 B&WThe Defiant OnesSam Leavitt
1957 ColorThe Bridge on the River KwaiJack Hildyard
1956 ColorAround the World in 80 DaysLionel Lindon
1956 B&WSomebody Up There Likes MeJoseph Ruttenberg
1955 ColorTo Catch a ThiefRobert Burks
1955 B&WThe Rose TattooJames Wong Howe
1954 ColorThree Coins in the FountainMilton R. Krasner
1954 B&WOn the WaterfrontBoris Kaufman
1953 ColorShaneLoyal Griggs
1953 B&WFrom Here to EternityBurnett Guffey
1952 ColorThe Quiet ManWinton Hoch and Archie Stout
1952 B&WThe Bad and the BeautifulRobert Surtees
1951 ColorAn American in ParisAlfred Gilks and John Alton
1951 B&WA Place in the SunWilliam C. Mellor
1950 ColorKing Solomon’s MinesRobert Surtees
1950 B&WThe Third ManRobert Krasker
1949 ColorShe Wore a Yellow RibbonWinton Hoch
1949 B&WBattlegroundPaul C. Vogel
1948 ColorJoan of ArcJoseph A. Valentine, William V. Skall, and Winton Hoch
1948 B&WThe Naked CityWilliam H. Daniels
1947 ColorBlack NarcissusJack Cardiff
1947 B&WGreat ExpectationsGuy Green
1946 ColorThe YearlingCharles Rosher, Leonard Smith, and Arthur E. Arling
1946 B&WAnna and the King of SiamArthur C. Miller
1945 ColorLeave Her to HeavenLeon Shamroy
1945 B&WThe Picture of Dorian GrayHarry Stradling
1944 ColorWilsonLeon Shamroy
1944 B&WLauraJoseph LaShelle
1943 ColorPhantom of the OperaHal Mohr and W. Howard Greene
1943 B&WThe Song of BernadetteArthur C. Miller
1942 ColorThe Black SwanLeon Shamroy
1942 B&WMrs. MiniverJoseph Ruttenberg
1941 ColorBlood and SandErnest Palmer and Ray Rennahan
1941 B&WHow Green Was My ValleyArthur C. Miller
1940 ColorThe Thief of BagdadGeorges Périnal
1940 B&WRebeccaGeorge Barnes
1939 ColorGone with the WindErnest Haller and Ray Rennahan
1939 B&WWuthering HeightsGregg Toland
1938 ColorSweetheartsOliver Marsh and Allen Davey
1938 B&WThe Great WaltzJoseph Ruttenberg
1937 ColorA Star Is BornW. Howard Greene
1937 B&WThe Good EarthKarl Freund
1936 ColorThe Garden of AllahW. Howard Greene and Harold Rosson
1936 B&WAnthony AdverseTony Gaudio
1935A Midsummer Night’s DreamHal Mohr
1934CleopatraVictor Milner
1932/33A Farewell to ArmsCharles Lang
1931/32Shanghai ExpressLee Garmes
1930/31Tabu: A Story of the South SeasFloyd Crosby
1929/30With Byrd at the South PoleJoseph T. Rucker and Willard Van der Veer
1928/29White Shadows in the South SeasClyde De Vinna
1927/28Sunrise: A Song of Two HumansCharles Rosher and Karl Struss