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DP Hoyte van Hoytema NSC FSF ASC wins 2024 Oscar for Oppenheimer

Mar 11, 2024

DP Hoyte van Hoytema NSC FSF ASC has become the first Dutch cameraman to win an Oscar for his work after winning an Oscar for Best Cinematography for Oppenheimer at a glittering ceremony in Los Angeles on Sunday night. 

Oppenheimer picked up seven awards, including best film, best director for Christopher Nolan and best male performance for Cillian Murphy.

Oppenheimer

The Oscar win comes on the back of Van Hoytema’s BAFTA and ASC awards although he lost out out to Robbie Ryan ISC BSC for Poor Things at the BSC Awards.

Van Hoytema, who had been nominated for an Oscar once before for Dunkirk, thanked director Christopher Nolan and producer Emma Thomas in his acceptance speech, saying that they were the best thing that could have happened to his career, as well as the Academy, his crew and family:

“Thank you to the academy, a big thank you to my whole crew led by Keith Davis, Adam Chambers and Kyle Carden. Thank you Chris Nolan and Emma Thomas, you’re by far the best thing that could have happened to my career, this wouldn’t have existed without you.”

He also stressed the importance of shooting on film:

“To aspiring filmmakers out there I would like to say please try shooting on that incredible new hip thing called celluloid. It’s much easier than you think and it makes things look so much better.”

Van Hoytema captured Christopher Nolan’s nail-biting, biographical thriller, Oppenheimer, in IMAX (15-perf) format using KODAK 65mm large-format film, including, for the very first time, sections on 65mm B&W, also shot in IMAX.

 

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