Satellite Award for Best Cinematography

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

Satellite Award for Best Cinematography
Awarded forBest Cinematography
CountryUnited States
Presented byInternational Press Academy
First awarded1996
Currently held byMatthew LibatiqueMaestro (2023)

Winners and nominees



Year Film Cinematographer
1996 The English Patient John Seale
Breaking the Waves Robby Müller
Evita Darius Khondji
Hamlet Alex Thomson
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 L. 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 Film 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 2 Jeffrey L. Kimball
Traffic Peter Andrews
2001 The Man Who Wasn't There Roger Deakins
Hearts in Atlantis Piotr Sobociński
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 L. 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
Curse of the Golden Flower (Man cheng jin dai huang jin jia) Xiaoding Zhao
The Fountain Matthew Libatique
A Good Year Philippe Le Sourd
The House of Sand (Casa de areia) Ricardo Della Rosa
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 Film Cinematographer(s)
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
War Horse Janusz Kamiński
The Artist Guillaume Schiffman
Drive Newton Thomas Sigel
Faust Bruno Delbonnel
Hugo Robert Richardson
The Tree of Life Emmanuel Lubezki
Life of Pi Claudio Miranda
Anna Karenina Seamus McGarvey
Beasts of the Southern Wild Ben Richardson
Lincoln Janusz Kamiński
The Master Mihai Mălaimare Jr.
Skyfall Roger Deakins
Inside Llewyn Davis Bruno Delbonnel
12 Years a Slave Sean Bobbitt
Gravity Emmanuel Lubezki
Prisoners Roger Deakins
Rush Anthony Dod Mantle
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty Stuart Dryburgh
Mr. Turner Dick Pope
Birdman Emmanuel Lubezki
Gone Girl Jeff Cronenweth
Inherent Vice Robert Elswit
Interstellar Hoyte van Hoytema
The Theory of Everything Benoît Delhomme
Mad Max: Fury Road John Seale
Bridge of Spies Janusz Kamiński
The Martian Dariusz Wolski
The Revenant Emmanuel Lubezki
Sicario Roger Deakins
Spectre Hoyte van Hoytema
The Jungle Book Bill Pope
Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk John Toll
Hacksaw Ridge Simon Duggan
The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki (Hymyilevä mies) Jani-Petteri Passi
La La Land Linus Sandgren
Moonlight James Laxton
Blade Runner 2049 Roger Deakins
Darkest Hour Bruno Delbonnel
Dunkirk Hoyte van Hoytema
Lady Bird Sam Levy
The Shape of Water Dan Laustsen
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Ben Davis
A Star Is Born Matthew Libatique
Black Panther Rachel Morrison
Cold War Łukasz Żal
The Favourite Robbie Ryan
If Beale Street Could Talk James Laxton
Roma Alfonso Cuarón
1917 Roger Deakins
Ford v Ferrari Phedon Papamichael
The Irishman Rodrigo Prieto
Joker Lawrence Sher
Motherless Brooklyn Dick Pope
Rocketman George Richmond


Year Film Cinematographer
Mank Erik Messerschmidt
The Midnight Sky Martin Ruhe
News of the World Dariusz Wolski
Nomadland Joshua James Richards
One Night in Miami... Tami Reiker
Tenet Hoyte van Hoytema
Dune Greig Fraser
Belfast Haris Zambarloukos
C'mon C'mon Robbie Ryan
The Power of the Dog Ari Wegner
tick, tick... BOOM! Alice Brooks
The Tragedy of Macbeth Bruno Delbonnel
Top Gun: Maverick Claudio Miranda
Avatar: The Way of Water Russell Carpenter
Babylon Linus Sandgren
The Banshees of Inisherin Ben Davis
Elvis Mandy Walker
Empire of Light Roger Deakins
Maestro Matthew Libatique
Ferrari Erik Messerschmidt
Killers of the Flower Moon Rodrigo Prieto
Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One Fraser Taggart
Napoleon Dariusz Wolski
Oppenheimer Hoyte van Hoytema
Saltburn Linus Sandgren


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  2. ^ "2011 | Categories". International Press Academy.
  3. ^ "2012 | Categories". International Press Academy.
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  5. ^ "2014 | Categories". International Press Academy.
  6. ^ "2015 | Categories". International Press Academy.
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  10. ^ "2019 Winners". International Press Academy.
  11. ^ "2020 Winners". International Press Academy.
  12. ^ "2021 Winners". International Press Academy.
  13. ^ "2022 Winners". International Press Academy.
  14. ^ "2023 Winners". International Press Academy.