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SOC announces nominees for Operator of the Year in Film & TV

Jan 23, 2023

The Society of Camera Operators announces the nominees for Camera Operator of the Year in the Film and Television categories.

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Camera Operator of the Year – Film Nominees:

  • Lukasz BielanBullet Train
  • Daniel Bisho SOC – All Quiet On The Western Front
  • Mitch Dubin SOC – The Fabelmans, with Colin Anderson, SOC, “B” Camera / Steadicam Operator
  • Jason Ellson SOC – Elvis
  • Geoffrey Haley SOC – The Gray Man
  • Ari Robbins SOC – Bardo, False Chronicle Of A Handful of Truths

Bardo: False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths (2022). (L-R) Daniel Gim»nez Cacho as Silverio and Ximena Lamadrid as Camila. Cr. Limbo Films, S. De R.L. de C.V. Courtesy of Netflix


Camera Operator of the Year – Television Nominees:

  • Dave Chameides SOC – Ozark, S 4 Ep 14, “A Hard Way to Go” with Cristian Trova SOC, “B” Camera Operator
  • Sam Ellison SOC – Severance, S 1 Ep 3, “In Perpetuity” with Stanley Fernandez, Camera Operator
  • Sarah Levy SOC – Winning Time: The Rise Of The Lakers Dynasty, S 1 Ep 5, “Pieces of a Man” with Dominic Bartolone SOC, “B” Camera / Steadicam Operator, Justin Cameron SOC, “C” Camera Operator, John Lyke, Roller Cam Operator
  • Gary MaloufThe Bear, S1 Ep7, “The Review”, with Chris Dame, “B” Camera Operator
  • Jarrett Morgan SOC – Atlanta, S 3 Ep 5, “Cancer Attack”
  • Paul SanchezThe Old Man, S 1 Ep 1, “I” with Hilton Goring, “B” Camera Operator

The Bear

Voting members will receive an email with online voting instructions and links on January 23rd, 2023. Voting period will be open from January 23rd through February 19th, 2023, 11:30PM PT.

 At the February 25, 2023, Awards Show hosted at the Loews Hollywood Hotel, the Camera Operator of the Year Recipients will be announced live.

“We proudly acknowledge how much the SOC has grown and realise the importance and sincerity of what our awards truly mean to the industry at large. By announcing six nominees for each category, most including teams, we feel it best reflects the totality of the work submitted, the integrity of the SOC, and how much we value the craft.”

—George Billinger, SOC President & Awards Chair

Header Photo: ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT, Director: Edward Berger, Prague 2021

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