The Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Cinematography is one of the annual film awards given by the Los Angeles Film Critics Association.[1]



Year Winner Cinematographer(s)
1975 Barry Lyndon John Alcott
1976 Bound for Glory Haskell Wexler
1977 Julia Douglas Slocombe
1978 Days of Heaven Néstor Almendros
1979 The Black Stallion Caleb Deschanel


Year Winner Cinematographer(s)
1980 Tess Ghislain Cloquet and Geoffrey Unsworth (posthumous)
1981 Reds Vittorio Storaro
1982 Blade Runner Jordan Cronenweth
1983 Fanny and Alexander (Fanny och Alexander) Sven Nykvist
1984 The Killing Fields Chris Menges
1985 Out of Africa David Watkin
1986 The Mission Chris Menges
1987 The Last Emperor Vittorio Storaro
1988 Wings of Desire (Der Himmel über Berlin) Henri Alekan
1989 The Fabulous Baker Boys Michael Ballhaus


Year Winner Cinematographer(s)
1990 Goodfellas Michael Ballhaus
1991 Barton Fink Roger Deakins
1992 Raise the Red Lantern (Da hong deng long gao gao gua) Zhao Fei
1993 Schindler's List Janusz Kamiński
The Piano Stuart Dryburgh
1994 Ed Wood Stefan Czapsky
1995 Shanghai Triad (Yao a yao yao dao waipo qiao) Lü Yue
1996 The English Patient John Seale
Michael Collins Chris Menges
1997 L.A. Confidential Dante Spinotti
1998 Saving Private Ryan Janusz Kamiński
1999 The Insider Dante Spinotti


Year Winner Cinematographer(s)
2000 Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (Wo hu cang long) Peter Pau
2001 The Man Who Wasn't There Roger Deakins
2002 Far from Heaven Edward Lachman
2003 Girl with a Pearl Earring Eduardo Serra
2004 Collateral Dion Beebe and Paul Cameron
2005 Good Night, and Good Luck. Robert Elswit
2006 Children of Men Emmanuel Lubezki
2007 The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (Le scaphandre et le papillon) Janusz Kamiński
2008 Still Life (Sanxia haoren) Yu Lik-wai
2009 The White Ribbon (Das weiße Band) Christian Berger


Year Winner Cinematographer(s)
2010 Black Swan Matthew Libatique
2011 The Tree of Life Emmanuel Lubezki
2012 Skyfall Roger Deakins
2013 Gravity Emmanuel Lubezki
2014 Birdman Emmanuel Lubezki
2015 Mad Max: Fury Road John Seale
2016 Moonlight James Laxton
2017 The Shape of Water Dan Laustsen
2018 Roma Alfonso Cuarón[2]
2019 Atlantics Claire Mathon[3]
Portrait of a Lady on Fire


Year Winner Cinematographer(s)
2020 Small Axe Shabier Kirchner[4]
2021 The Power of the Dog Ari Wegner[5]
2022 EO Michał Dymek[6]
2023 Poor Things Robbie Ryan[7]

See also


  1. ^ Los Angeles Film Critics Association (December 9, 2008). "LAFCA – Previous Years' Winners". Retrieved December 9, 2008.
  2. ^ Los Angeles Film Critics Association 2018 Winners|IndieWire
  3. ^ Los Angeles Film Critics Awards 2019 Winners — Full List — Deadline
  4. ^ 'Small Axe' Wins LAFCA Best Picture Despite Not Submitted for Oscars - Variety
  5. ^ Los Angeles Film Critics 2021 Winners List - Variety
  6. ^ Los Angeles Film Critics Association (LAFCA) 2022 Winners - Variety
  7. ^ Los Angeles Film Critics Awards: Winners List