AFI Conservatory Alumna Rachel Morrison Is First Woman Ever Nominated for Cinematography Oscar
AFI Conservatory alumna Rachel Morrison (AFI Class of 2006) has made history as the first woman ever nominated for an Academy Award® in the Cinematography category, for MUDBOUND.
Scott Frank (AFI Class of 1984) received a nomination for Adapted Screenplay for LOGAN. This is his second Oscar® nomination. LOGAN is the first superhero film ever to receive a nomination in this category.
Nominees for the 90th annual Academy Awards® were announced on Tuesday morning.
The AFI Conservatory has a proud legacy with cinematographers recognized by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences — including AFI graduates Caleb Deschanel (AFI Class of 1969, five nominations), Robert Elswit (AFI Class of 1977, winner for THERE WILL BE BLOOD and two-time nominee), Janusz Kamiński (AFI Class of 1987, winner for SAVING PRIVATE RYAN and SCHINDLER’S LIST, and six-time nominee), Matthew Libatique (AFI Class of 1992, one nomination), Wally Pfister (AFI Class of 1991, winner for INCEPTION and four-time nominee) and Robert Richardson (AFI Class of 1979, winner for THE AVIATOR, HUGO and JFK, and nine-time nominee).
With this year’s nominations, alumni have throughout history received a total of 151 Academy Award® nominations, with 30 wins.
81% of AFI Conservatory alumni report that they are working — and at prestigious, award-winning and record-breaking levels. In the 2017-2018 awards season, AFI Conservatory alumni awards have included: 30 alumni recognized across AFI AWARDS 2017; seven Writers Guild of America Award nominations and the WGA West’s 2018 Paul Selvin Award; five American Society of Cinematographers Award nominations; four Directors Guild of America Award nominations; four Producers Guild nominations and one win; three Golden Globe nominations; three Primetime Emmy® wins; two ACE Eddie Award nominations; and much more.