The Oscars: Best Cinematography Winners

A complete list of all films to win an Oscar for Best Cinematography. Years 1936-1966 have two winners: black and white, and color. The Cinematographer is in the notes.

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There are 102 dramatic films in this list.

  • Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans
  • White Shadows in the South Seas
  • Tabu
  • Shanghai Express
  • A Farewell to Arms
  • Cleopatra
  • Anthony Adverse
  • The Garden of Allah
  • The Good Earth
  • A Star Is Born
  • The Great Waltz
  • Wuthering Heights
  • Gone with the Wind
  • Rebecca
  • How Green Was My Valley
  • Blood and Sand
  • Mrs. Miniver
  • The Song of Bernadette
  • Phantom of the Opera
  • Laura
  • Wilson
  • The Picture of Dorian Gray
  • Leave Her to Heaven
  • Anna and the King of Siam
  • The Yearling
  • Great Expectations
  • Black Narcissus
  • The Naked City
  • Joan of Arc
  • Battleground
  • A Place in the Sun
  • An American in Paris
  • The Bad and the Beautiful
  • The Quiet Man
  • From Here to Eternity
  • Shane
  • On the Waterfront
  • Three Coins in the Fountain
  • The Rose Tattoo
  • To Catch a Thief
  • Somebody Up There Likes Me
  • The Bridge on the River Kwai
  • The Defiant Ones
  • The Diary of Anne Frank
  • Ben-Hur
  • Sons and Lovers
  • Spartacus
  • The Hustler
  • West Side Story
  • The Longest Day
  • Lawrence of Arabia
  • Hud
  • Cleopatra
  • Zorba the Greek
  • My Fair Lady
  • Ship of Fools
  • Doctor Zhivago
  • Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
  • A Man for All Seasons
  • Bonnie and Clyde
  • Romeo and Juliet
  • Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
  • Ryan's Daughter
  • Fiddler on the Roof
  • Cabaret
  • Cries and Whispers
  • Barry Lyndon
  • Close Encounters of the Third Kind
  • Days of Heaven
  • Apocalypse Now
  • Tess
  • Reds
  • Gandhi
  • Fanny & Alexander
  • The Killing Fields
  • Out of Africa
  • The Mission
  • The Last Emperor
  • Mississippi Burning
  • Dances with Wolves
  • JFK
  • A River Runs Through It
  • Schindler's List
  • Legends of the Fall
  • Braveheart
  • The English Patient
  • Titanic
  • Saving Private Ryan
  • American Beauty
  • Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
  • Road to Perdition
  • Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World
  • The Aviator
  • Memoirs of a Geisha
  • Pan's Labyrinth
  • There Will Be Blood
  • Slumdog Millionaire
  • Hugo
  • Life of Pi
  • Gravity