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2021 NFTS Sue Gibson and Music Video/Commercial Nominees Announced

Aug 3, 2021

The National Film and Television School have today announced the nominations for the 2021 NFTS Sue Gibson BSC Cinematography Award and the Cinematography in a Music Video or Commercial Category.

Promising Young Woman

This marks the 5th Annual Nominations for the NFTS Sue Gibson BSC Cinematography Award which previous winners have included Roger Deakins ASC BSC, Natasha Braier ASC and Charlotte Bruus Christensen ASC. The 2021 Nominees are:

  • Annika Summerson for Mogul Mowgli
  • Benjamin Kračun BSC for Promising Young Woman
  • David Katznelson BSC DFF for It’s A Sin
  • James Blann for Feel Good (Season 2)
  • Alwin H. Küchler BSC for The Mauritanian

Jon Wardle, Director of the National Film and Television School commented “It’s fantastic to see such a wide selection of work this year, from award-winning films such as Promising Young Woman to TV events like It’s A Sin. It really reflects the wide spectrum of work our alumni DoPs have been working on over the last year”. 

Feel Good

This is the first nominations for Summerson, Katznelson, Blann and Küchler. Benjamin Kračun was previously nominated for his work on the film Beast.

The NFTS Sue Gibson BSC Cinematography Award was established in 2016 in memory of NFTS alumna Sue Gibson BSC, the first female member of the BSC and first female President of the Society. The award is presented annually with nominees coming from within the 200+ pool of NFTS Cinematography alumni.

This image released by STXfilms shows Tahar Rahim in “The Mauritanian.” (Graham Bartholomew/STXfilms via AP)

The Cinematography in a Music Video or Commercial category was also announced with a slew of recent graduates grabbing nominations:

  • Benoit Soler for Brown Skin Girl (Beyoncé)
  • Adam Singodia for Hold On (Not Waving)
  • Stuart Bentley BSC for Teardrop (Kano)
  • Ali Little for Plastic (Plastic Soup Foundation)
  • James Blann for Hope United (BT)
  • Kasper Wind DFF for Wear A Helmet (Danish Road Safety Council)

Brown Skin Girl

Stuart Harris, co-head of cinematography and head of directing commercials at the National Film and Television School commented “This selection represents the true talent and range of our alumni, from Adam Singodia who beautifully shot Hold On on 16mm and who only graduated last year, to Stuart Bentley BSC and his bold work on Teardrop”.

Hold On

Nominations were announced this morning by Natasha Braier ASC and Charlotte Bruus Christensen ASC. Voting is open to all Cinematography alumni and the winners will be announced in September.

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