Cambridge Native Becomes First Woman Nominated For Cinematography Oscar

Congrats to Rachel Morrison for making history!!

January 24, 2018

Nevertheless, she persisted. @rmorrison becomes the first female nominee for Best Cinematography by @TheAcademy.

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While most of the films with Boston-area ties didn’t fare very well at the 2018 Oscar nominations, one woman who grew up in Cambridge made Academy Awards history. Yesterday, cinematographer Rachel Morrison became the first woman to receive an Academy Award nomination for best cinematography, earning a nod for her work on Netflix’s “Mudbound.” A film’s cinematographer, also referred to as the director of photography, is responsible for the overall “look” of a film and works closely with the director, camera crews, and lighting departments.