Roger Deakins has received the highest number of nominations (13), resulting in 4 wins.
Roger Deakins has received the highest number of nominations (13), resulting in 4 wins.

The Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Cinematography is one of several categories presented by the Chicago Film Critics Association (CFCA), an association of professional film critics, who work in print, broadcast and online media, based in Chicago.[1] Since the 3rd Chicago Film Critics Association Awards (1990), the award is presented annually.[2] Nominations from 1991 to 1994 are not available. The first Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Cinematography went to Dean Semler for his work on Dances with Wolves.[3] The most recent recipient of this award is Joshua James Richards for Nomadland.[4]

Roger Deakins is the cinematographer with the most nominations (13); those have resulted in the most wins (4). Emmanuel Lubezki also has 4 wins, but from 8 nominations. Robert Richardson has 8 nominations, which have resulted in 2 wins. Other notable achievers include Janusz Kamiński (8 nominations, 1 win) and Michael Ballhaus (4 nominations, 1 win). Five cinematographers have been nominated multiple times, but never received the award. Those include Conrad Hall, Robert Elswit, and Claudio Miranda; Mandy Walker was the first female cinematographer to have received a nomination for the award. The 16th Chicago Film Critics Association Awards (2003) saw all 15 cinematographers who worked on Winged Migration nominated for Best Cinematography, while the 17th Chicago Film Critics Association Awards (2004) was the first to result in a tie.[5] In 2007, Deakins received two nominations for his work on The Assassination of Jesse James and No Country for Old Men, the first time a cinematographer has been nominated twice in one year.[6]

Winner and nominees

1990s

Year Cinematographer Film Ref.
1990 Dean Semler Dances with Wolves [3]
Gordon Willis The Godfather Part III
Michael Ballhaus Goodfellas
1991 Roger Deakins Barton Fink [7]
1992 Michael Ballhaus Bram Stoker's Dracula [8]
1993 Janusz Kamiński Schindler's List [9]
1994 Stefan Czapsky Ed Wood [10]
1995 Darius Khondji Se7en [11]
Dean Cundey Apollo 13
Matthew F. Leonetti Strange Days
Emmanuel Lubezki A Walk in the Clouds
Dante Spinotti Heat
Haskell Wexler The Secret of Roan Inish
1996 John Seale The English Patient [12]
Roger Deakins Fargo [13]
Darius Khondji Evita
Chris Menges Michael Collins
Robby Müller Dead Man
1997 Russell Carpenter Titanic [14]
Roger Deakins Kundun [15]
Frederick Elmes The Ice Storm
Dante Spinotti L.A. Confidential
Sacha Vierny The Pillow Book
1998 John Toll The Thin Red Line [16]
Remi Adefarasin Elizabeth [17]
Tak Fujimoto Beloved
Janusz Kamiński Saving Private Ryan
Robert Richardson The Horse Whisperer
1999 Robert Richardson Snow Falling on Cedars [18]
Conrad Hall American Beauty [19]
Stanley Kubrick and Larry Smith Eyes Wide Shut
Emmanuel Lubezki Sleepy Hollow
John Seale The Talented Mr. Ripley

2000s

Year Cinematographer Film Ref.
2000 Peter Pau Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon [20]
Peter Andrews Traffic [21]
Don Burgess Cast Away
Roger Deakins O Brother, Where Art Thou?
John Mathieson Gladiator
2001 Andrew Lesnie The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring [22]
Roger Deakins The Man Who Wasn't There [23]
Peter Deming Mulholland Drive
Christopher Doyle and Mark Lee Ping Bin In the Mood for Love
Janusz Kamiński A.I. Artificial Intelligence
Donald McAlpine Moulin Rouge!
2002 Edward Lachman Far from Heaven [24]
Michael Ballhaus Gangs of New York [25]
Conrad Hall Road to Perdition
Janusz Kamiński Minority Report
Andrew Lesnie The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
2003 Lance Acord Lost in Translation [26]
Olli Barbé, et al.[27] Winged Migration [28]
Russell Boyd Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World
Andrew Lesnie The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
John Seale Cold Mountain
Eduardo Serra Girl with a Pearl Earring
2004 Christopher Doyle (TIE) Hero [29]
Robert Richardson (TIE) The Aviator [29]
2005 Rodrigo Prieto Brokeback Mountain [30]
Robert Elswit Good Night, and Good Luck [31]
Janusz Kamiński Munich
Andrew Lesnie King Kong
Emmanuel Lubezki The New World
Roman Osin Pride & Prejudice
2006 Emmanuel Lubezki Children of Men [32]
Michael Ballhaus The Departed [33]
Matthew Libatique The Fountain
Rodrigo Prieto Babel
Tom Stern Letters from Iwo Jima
2007 Roger Deakins The Assassination of Jesse James [34]
Roger Deakins No Country for Old Men [1]
Robert Elswit There Will Be Blood
Janusz Kamiński The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
Seamus McGarvey Atonement
2008 Wally Pfister The Dark Knight [35]
Anthony Dod Mantle Slumdog Millionaire [36]
Claudio Miranda The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Mandy Walker Australia
Colin Watkinson The Fall
2009 Barry Ackroyd The Hurt Locker [37]
Lance Acord Where the Wild Things Are [38]
Mauro Fiore Avatar
Greig Fraser Bright Star
Robert Richardson Inglourious Basterds

2010s

Year Cinematographer Film Ref.
2010 Wally Pfister Inception [39]
Jeff Cronenweth The Social Network [40]
Roger Deakins True Grit
Matthew Libatique Black Swan
Robert Richardson Shutter Island
2011 Emmanuel Lubezki The Tree of Life [41]
Manuel Alberto Claro Melancholia
Janusz Kamiński War Horse
Robert Richardson Hugo
Newton Thomas Sigel Drive
2012 Mihai Mălaimare Jr. The Master [42]
Roger Deakins Skyfall
Greig Fraser Zero Dark Thirty
Janusz Kamiński Lincoln
Claudio Miranda Life of Pi
2013 Emmanuel Lubezki Gravity [43]
Sean Bobbitt 12 Years a Slave [44]
Roger Deakins Prisoners
Bruno Delbonnel Inside Llewyn Davis
Hoyte van Hoytema Her
2014 Emmanuel Lubezki (TIE) Birdman [45]
Robert Yeoman (TIE) The Grand Budapest Hotel
Robert Elswit Inherent Vice [46]
Ryszard Lenczewski and Łukasz Żal Ida
Hoyte van Hoytema Interstellar
2015 John Seale Mad Max: Fury Road [47]
Roger Deakins Sicario [48]
Edward Lachman Carol
Emmanuel Lubezki The Revenant
Robert Richardson The Hateful Eight
2016 Linus Sandgren La La Land [49]
Chung Chung-hoon The Handmaiden [50]
Stéphane Fontaine Jackie
James Laxton Moonlight
Rodrigo Prieto Silence
2017 Roger Deakins Blade Runner 2049 [51]
Dan Laustsen The Shape of Water [52]
Rachel Morrison Mudbound
Hoyte van Hoytema Dunkirk
Alexis Zabé The Florida Project
2018 Alfonso Cuarón Roma [53]
James Laxton If Beale Street Could Talk [54]
Robbie Ryan The Favourite
Linus Sandgren First Man
Łukasz Żal Cold War
2019 Roger Deakins 1917 [55]
Jarin Blaschke The Lighthouse [56]
Hong Kyung-pyo Parasite
Claire Mathon Portrait of a Lady on Fire
Robert Richardson Once Upon a Time...in Hollywood

2020s

Year Cinematographer Film Ref.
2020 Joshua James Richards Nomadland [4]
Christopher Blauvelt First Cow [57]
Shabier Kirchner Lovers Rock [57]
Erik Messerschmidt Mank [57]
M.I. Littin-Menz The Vast of Night [57]

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