Satellite award for best cinematography

The Satellite Award for Best Cinematography is one of the annual Satellite Awards given by the International Press Academy.

Winners and nominees


Year Winners and nominees Cinematographer(s)
1996 The English Patient John Seale
Breaking the Waves Robby Muller
Evita Darius Khondji
Hamlet Alex Johnson
Romeo + Juliet Donald M. McAlpine
1997 Amistad Janusz Kamiński
Contact Don Burgess
Eve's Bayou Amy Vincent
L.A. Confidential Dante Spinotti
Titanic Russell Carpenter
1998 The Thin Red Line John Toll
Beloved Tak Fujimoto
Pleasantville John Lindley
Saving Private Ryan Janusz Kamiński
Shakespeare in Love Richard Greatrex
1999 Sleepy Hollow Emmanuel Lubezki
American Beauty Conrad Hall
Anna and the King Caleb Deschanel
Eyes Wide Shut Larry Smith
Snow Falling on Cedars Robert Richardson
The Talented Mr. Ripley John Seale


Year Winners and nominees Cinematographer(s)
2000 Gladiator John Mathieson
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (Wo hu cang long) Peter Pau
The Legend of Bagger Vance Michael Ballhaus
Mission: Impossible II Jeffrey L. Kimball
Traffic Peter Andrews
2001 The Man Who Wasn't There Roger Deakins
Hearts in Atlantis Piotr Sobocinski
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Andrew Lesnie
Moulin Rouge! Donald M. McAlpine
Pearl Harbor John Schwartzman
2002 Road to Perdition Conrad Hall
Far from Heaven Edward Lachman
Gangs of New York Michael Ballhaus
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers Andrew Lesnie
Minority Report Janusz Kamiński
2003 The Last Samurai John Toll
Girl with a Pearl Earring Eduardo Serra
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Andrew Lesnie
Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World Russell Boyd and Sandi Sissel
Mystic River Tom Stern
Seabiscuit John Schwartzman
2004 House of Flying Daggers (Shi mian mai fu) Xiaoding Zhao
The Aviator Robert Richardson
Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events Emmanuel Lubezki
The Phantom of the Opera John Mathieson
Spider-Man 2 Bill Pope and Anette Haellmigk
A Very Long Engagement (Un long dimanche de fiançailles) Bruno Delbonnel
2005 The Constant Gardener César Charlone
2046 Christopher Doyle
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Philippe Rousselot
Good Night, and Good Luck Robert Elswit
Kung Fu Hustle (Kung fu) Hang-Sang Poon
Memoirs of a Geisha Dion Beebe
Sin City Robert Rodriguez
2006 Flags of Our Fathers Tom Stern
The Black Dahlia Vilmos Zsigmond
The House of Sand (Casa de areia) Ricardo Della Rosa
The Fountain Matthew Libatique
A Good Year Philippe Le Sourd
Curse of the Golden Flower (Man cheng jin dai huang jin jia) Zhao Xiaoding
X-Men: The Last Stand Dante Spinotti
2007 The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (Le scaphandre et le papillon) Janusz Kamiński
Across the Universe Bruno Delbonnel
The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford Roger Deakins
The Golden Compass Henry Braham
There Will Be Blood Robert Elswit
Zodiac Harris Savides
2008 Australia Mandy Walker
Brideshead Revisited Jess Hall
Changeling Tom Stern
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button Claudio Miranda
The Duchess Gyula Pados
Snow Angels Tim Orr
2009 Nine Dion Beebe
Inglourious Basterds Robert Richardson
It Might Get Loud Guillermo Navarro and Erich Roland
Public Enemies Dante Spinotti
Red Cliff (Chi bi) Lü Yue and Zhang Li
A Serious Man Roger Deakins


Year Winners and nominees Cinematographer(s)
2010 Inception Wally Pfister
127 Hours Anthony Dod Mantle and Enrique Chediak
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 Eduardo Serra
I Am Love Yorick Le Saux
Salt Robert Elswit
Secretariat Dean Semler
Shutter Island Robert Richardson
Unstoppable Ben Seresin
2011 War Horse Janusz Kamiński
The Artist Guillaume Schiffman
Drive Newton Thomas Sigel
Faust Bruno Delbonnel
Hugo Robert Richardson
The Tree of Life Emmanuel Lubezki
2012 Life of Pi Claudio Miranda
Anna Karenina Seamus McGarvey
Beasts of the Southern Wild Ben Richardson
Lincoln Janusz Kamiński
The Master Mihai Malăimare Jr.
Skyfall Roger Deakins

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