Roger Deakins may not be as famous a name as the A-listers he photographs on film year after year, but you certainly know his work. From “The Shawshank Redemption” (1994) to “Unbroken” (2014) and everything in between, Deakins is one of the most well-respected cinematographers in the biz. But — shockingly — he’s never won an Oscar despite 12 prior nominations.
Will all of that change this year with his 13th bid for “Sicario,” Denis Villeneuve‘s hit thriller about the ever-growing war on drugs at the U.S./Mexican border? Revisit all of Deakins’ Oscar bids and discover who edged him out each time by clicking the photo above.
Even though he’s yet to step onto that Oscar podium, Deakins has three American Society of Cinematographers Awards to his name for “Shawshank,” “The Man Who Wasn’t There” (2001) and “Skyfall” (2012).
Thirteen Oscar nominations for Best Cinematography without a win ties Deakins with legendary cinematographer George J. Folsey, who went 0-for-13 between 1932 and 1963, the last of which for “The Balcony” (1963).
Joining Deakins’ “Sicario” in this year’s Oscar nominations for Best Cinematography are “Carol” (Ed Lachman), “The Hateful Eight” (Robert Richardson), “Mad Max: Fury Road” (John Seale) and” “The Revenant” (Emmanuel Lubezki).
Lachman is now a two-time Oscar nominee, both for Todd Haynes-directed films: “Carol” (2015) and “Far From Heaven” (2002).
Nine-time nominee Richardson has won a trio of Oscars over his career: “JFK” (1991), “The Aviator” (2004) and “Hugo” (2011).
Seale now has five Oscar bids, with one previous win to his name for Best Picture champ “The English Patient” (1996).
And Lubezki is Oscar’s reigning two-time champ, prevailing for “Birdman” last year and “Gravity” in 2013. This bid for “The Revenant” is his eighth career nomination.
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‘Sicario’ Photo Credit: The Moviestore Collection Ltd/REX Shutterstock
Deakins Photo Credit: Mark Von Holden/Variety/REX Shutterstock