Dune‘s DP Greig Fraser ACS ASC has collected the Oscar for best cinematography at the 2022 Academy Awards.
Fraser beat fellow Australian cinematographer Ari Wegner ACS, who was tipped to make Oscars history by becoming the first woman to win the category in the Academy Awards’ 94-years, for The Power Of The Dog.
Fraser prevailed over strong competition, including The Power Of The Dog‘s Ari Wegner ACS, The Tragedy Of Macbeth‘s Bruno Delbonnel AFC ASC, West Side Story‘s Janusz Kaminski and Nightmare Alley‘s Dan Laustsen DFF ASC. Prior to Dune, the Los Angeles-based Fraser is best known for the 2016 films Lion and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, and the 2018 political satire Vice.
Accepting the award, Fraser thanked “Master Denis” – director Denis Villeneuve – and the team including production designer Patrice Vermette, who also won an Oscar on Sunday, and his crew. Fraser also thanked his wife, Jodie, and kids for “allowing a middle-aged man to go out and play with his friends in the sand dunes for six months.”
On the road to his Oscar, Fraser picked up a BAFTA Award, an ASC Award and Camerimage’s Bronze Frog among other accolades.
Read our exclusive feature on Greig Fraser’s work on Dune here