Fraser Wins BAFTA for Camerawork in Dune

Unfortunately, a positive Covid-19 test prevented the cinematographer from accepting the prize in person, but he has shared this personal note.

Greig Fraser, ASC, ACS (see above, operating the camera) earned the 2022 BAFTA Award for his expert cinematography in the sci-fi epic Dune, directed by Denis Villeneuve.

Fraser was unable to attend the ceremony in person but released this note of thanks and gratitude through his representatives:

Members of the Academy, colleagues and fellow film artisans:

I am honoured to receive this award from such a distinguished body, which celebrates the crafts of our industry. Dune is greater than the sum of its parts, and I certainly wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for my camera team, the sound department, the outstanding music composers, the hair and makeup artists, editors, costumers, art and production design departments. The list of people I am indebted to is too long to share, but you know who you are. 

I’d have no business accepting this award without thanking my wife Jodie. You have been the greatest supporter and the reason I am able to forge my path in this challenging industry.

And of course Denis Villeneuve. I am grateful you took me on this journey with you, and I can’t wait to see where it takes us next.

I'm sorry to not be able to thank you in person tonight, but I tested positive for Covid-19 at the last minute.

Thank you.
Greig Fraser, ASC, ACS
March 13, 2022

Fraser is also nominated for ASC and Academy Awards for his work in the picture.

A livestream of the 36th Annual ASC Awards ceremony — to be held at the ASC Clubhouse — will begin at 6:30pm PST on Sunday, March 20.

The Academy Awards will be telecast worldwide a week later, on Sunday, March 27.

You’ll find our complete story on shooting Dune here and an interview regarding the production conducted for our Clubhouse Conversations series below, featuring interviewer Mandy Walker, ASC, ACS:


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