Read all about it! Cinematographer Wolski gets Oscar nomination for work on Tom Hanks’ News of the World
Award-winning cinematographer Dariusz Wolski has been nominated for an Oscar for his work on the new Tom Hanks film ‘News of the World’.
The 65 year old, who in the past has worked on films such as ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’, and ‘Prometheus,’ has been put forward for Best Cinematographer at the 93rd Oscars which will be held on April 25.
Written and directed by Paul Greengrass and starring Tom Hanks and Helena Zengel, ‘News of the World’ is a 2020 American Western drama that follows a Civil War veteran who must return a young girl, who was taken in by Native Americans as a little girl, to her last remaining family.
His first Oscar nomination, Wolski will be going head-to-head with four other cinematographers - Erik Messerschmidt (Mank), Sean Bobbitt (Judas and the Black Messiah), Joshua James Richards (Nomadland) and Phedon Papamichael (The Trial of the Chicago 7).
Born in 1956, Wolski attended the famed Łódź Film School before moving to the United States in 1979 aged 23.
Soon after, he began working as a camera assistant on low-budget films in New York City and Los Angeles, which eventually led him to work as a cinematographer.