La La Land continues its dance through awards season by winning the Oscar for best cinematography, thanks to Linus Sandgren skills behind the lens.
“Wow. This is such an amazing honor,” he said, accepting the award at Sunday’s ceremony, before thanking director Damien Chazelle. “This film was made with so much love and passion and struggles, and it was all thanks to you, Damien. You’re a poetic genius and I’m so happy I met you. I really love you, man.”
Sandgren also recognized the film’s costars, Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone. “I think you’re incredible,” he said. “Thanks for all the collaboration.”
Sandgren, who won his first Oscar for La La Land, was nominated alongside Bradford Young for Arrival, Greig Fraser for Lion, James Laxton for Moonlight, and Rodrigo Prieto for Silence. He previously won cinematography awards from BAFTA, the Critics Choice Awards, and critics circles in Austin, Atlanta, and Chicago.
La La Land, directed by Chazelle, starred Gosling and Stone as a jazz pianist and aspiring actress falling in love while trying to make it big in Hollywood. The film was nominated for 14 Oscars.