Morrison-whose next film, Marvel's Black Panther, will debut next month-was in the airport in Los Angeles when she heard the news, getting ready to board a plane to Salt Lake City for her role as a Sundance juror in the feature competition category. Morrison is helping to make strides in female cinematography everywhere she goes, which means people are surely about to start wondering what's next for her after the release of this superhero film.
Blige said working with Rees and Morrison on the film "made my life easy".
Cinematography which involves camerawork was the only technical category in which the Oscars had never nominated a woman. The other nominees were "Blade Runner 2049" (split primarily between MPC and Double Negative); "War for the Planet of the Apes" (led by Weta Digital's four-time Oscar victor Joe Letteri and Oscar victor Dan Lemmon for "The Jungle Book"); "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" (led by ILM's Ben Morris); and Marvel's "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2" (which included Weta's Guy Williams).
'It comes down to statistics, ' she said of the nomination.
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Natalie Portman even made a point to call out the female snubs while presenting the category on the Globes stage, saying, "Here are the all-male nominees". "Get Out" scored 4 nominations this year.
Lisa Cholodenko's "The Kids Are All Right" (2010) • Cholodenko's drama about a long-standing lesbian couple picked up four nominations, including for actors Annette Bening and Mark Ruffalo.
The in the aftermath of World War II is Netflix's first narrative original to be nominated for an Oscar. Blade Runner 2049 is widely lauded as one of the best looking movies of 2017, despite being considered a box office disappointment.
The Academy Award nominations offered something for everyone, and - in the context of the #OscarsSoWhite campaign and the often-stodgy organization's recognition of fresh talent and voices - were at least as important for who was recognized behind the scenes as on screen.