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Sully, Manchester by the Sea,
Nocturnal Animals,
Technical Achievement Awards



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Lifetime Achievement Awards: Governor’s Award

We are proud to announce this year’s Governor’s Award Recipient: Michael Keaton

The Society is honored to be presenting the Governor’s Award to Mr. Michael Keaton for his extraordinary body of work and commitment to the craft of Camera Operating.

Mr. Keaton’s most recent successes with Birdman or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance, Spotlight, and The Founder are examples of his expanding creative genius and the depth and variety of his performances. Mr. Keaton has also been in the director’s chair with The Merry Gentlemen, staring Mary McDonald.


Lifetime Achievement Awards Quick Facts

When: February 11, 2017, starting at 5:00pm
Where: Loews Hollywood Hotel
A black tie event including a Red Carpet, hosted Cocktail Party, 3-Course Dinner during the Awards Show and an After Party

Read more and purchase your seats now!



Camera Operator of the Year Nominees

We are proud to announce this year’s Camera Operator of the Year Nominees

The Nominees for COY – Film are:
Stephen Campanelli, SOC – Sully
David Emmerichs, SOC – Nocturnal Animals
Mark Goellnicht, SOC – Hacksaw Ridge
Petr Hlinomaz – Manchester By the Sea
Jacques Jouffret, SOC – Deep Water Horizon
Ari Robbins, SOC – La La Land

The Nominees for COY – Television are:
Andrew Mitchell, SOC – The People v. OJ Simpson: American Crime Story
Ben Semanoff, SOC Bruce MacCallum, SOC – The Night Of
Steven Matzinger Greg Smith – Westworld
Bob Gorelick, SOC – Stranger Things
Aaron Medick, SOC – Mr. Robot
Sean Savage, Assoc. BSC & ACO – Game of Thrones

HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 08: Atmosphere at the 2015 Society Of Camera Operators Lifetime Achievement Awards held at Paramount Studios on February 8, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images)

Lifetime Achievement Awards Honorees

We are proud to announce this year’s Lifetime Achievement Awards Honorees

The Honorees are:
Camera Operator: Garrett Brown, SOC
Mobile Camera Platform Operator: Mike Moad
Camera Technician: Bobby Mancuso
Still Photographer: Phil Caruso
Technical Achievement Award:
Shotover: The Shotover K1 6 Axis Stabilizer
That Cat: The Patented Silent Cat Camera Slider

Congratulations to all of this year’s recipients!

SOC at Story Summit 2016 in Banff, Canada

Conversation with Mitch Dubin, SOC, Dave Thompson, SOC, and Steve Fracol, SOC, presenters from Storytelling Through the Lens discuss what is the job of the Camera Operator.

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