Roger Deakins Wins Top Asc Award For ‘Blade Runner 2049’

Roger Deakins.

A legendary cinematographer who has absurdly never won an Oscar, despite being nominated 14 times.

His latest nod is for “Blade Runner 2049,” the painterly sci-fi sequel from director Denis Villeneuve, their third collaboration together.

Much of the film’s atmospheric brilliance was due to Deakins’ work, and it certainly appears that Villeneuve gave Deakins carte blanche, which wasn’t a bad idea, especially since the two complemented each other to great degrees in their other two projects (watch “Sicario” and “Prisoners” if you already haven’t.) With all that being said, we figure this will finally be the movie that will have Deakins win his elusive first Oscar.

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