As every year, the overview of the films nominated for the Oscars 2019 is interesting with regard to the cameras and optics used. Hardly surprisingly, ARRI cameras dominate the two categories "Best Film" ("Best Motion Picture") and "Best Camera" ("Best Cinematography") of the Academy Awards completely, be it the digital (the ARRI ALEXA in all variants: ARRI ALEXA 65/SXT/XT Plus/Mini) or analog models like the ARRICAM or ARRIFLEX. Analogue film remains popular: out of 10 films, 3 (1/2) were shot analogue and only here are the ARRI cameras sometimes complemented by an Aaton Penelope/XTR Pro or Panavision Panaflex Millennium XL2 (or even a Bolex).
Among the lenses used, Zeiss optics (Zeiss Master Prime, Zeiss Super Speed and Zeiss Ultra Prime) are the clear leaders, followed by lenses from Panavision, Cooke, Angenieux, Leica, Nikon Nikkor and Hasselblad.
Here is the detailed list of nominated films including cameras and lenses used and source format(s):
Black Panther (Format: digital - ARRIRAW (3.4K)): Arri Alexa XT Plus, Panavision Primo lens
(Format: analog): Aaton Penelope with Zeiss Master Prime lens Aaton XTR Prod with Zeiss Master Prime lens Arricam LT with Zeiss Master Prime lens Panavision Panaflex Millennium XL2 with Panavision Super Speed MKII, Ultra Speed MKII and PVintage lenses
Bohemian Rhapsody (Format: analog and digital - ARRIRAW (6.5K) (3.4K)): Arri Alexa 65 with Hasselblad Prime DNA & Prime 65-S lens Arri Alexa SXT with Cooke Speed Panchro Lens Arriflex 35 BL
Cold War (Format: digital - ARRIRAW (3.4K)): Arri Alexa XT with Cooke S5 and Zeiss Ultra Prime lens Arri Alexa XT with Zeiss Ultra Prime and Angenieux Optimo lens
The Favourite (Format: analog) Arricam LT with Panavision PVintage and Nikon Nikkor lenses Arricam ST with Panavision PVintage and Nikon Nikkor lenses Panavision Panaflex Millennium XL2, Panavision PVintage and Nikon Nikkor Lens
Green Book (Format: digital - ARRIRAW (3.4K)) Arri Alexa Mini with Leica Summilux-C lens
Roma (Format: digital - ARRIRAW (6.5K)) Arri Alexa 65 with Prime 65 lens
A Star Is Born - digital - ARRIRAW (2.8K) (3.4K)) Arri Alexa Mini with Cooke Anamorphic/i SF Camtec Vintage Series, Kowa Cine Prominar and Angenieux Optimo Anamorphic 30-72 & 56-152 lenses
Vice (Format: analog) Arricam LT with Cooke Anamorphic/i, Todd-AO, Zeiss Super Speed and Angenieux HR lenses Arricam ST Cooke with Anamorphic/i, Todd-AO, Zeiss Super Speed and Angenieux HR lenses Arriflex 235 with Cooke Anamorphic/i and Todd-AO lens Arriflex 416 with Zeiss Ultra 16 lens Arriflex 435 with Cooke Anamorphic/i, Todd-AO, Zeiss Super Speed and Angenieux HR lenses Bolex Camera
We&ll see who gets the 91st Oscars on February 24, 2019.