Chilean Cinematographer Claudio Miranda Wins Oscar


Chilean cinematographer Claudio Miranda (pictured) is the winner for Best Cinematography for his work on Ang Lee's Life of Pi at the 85th edition of the annual Academy Awards which were announced this evening in Los Angeles. Miranda becomes the third Latin American cinematographer to win this category after Spanish-Cuban Néstor Almendros for Days of Heaven in 1978, and Mexican Guillermo Navarro for Pan's Labyrinth in 2006.

This was Miranda's second nomination, the firs time was in 2008 for his work on The Curious Life of Benjamin Button by David Fincher, the first entirely digitally filmed movie ever nominated for an Academy Award.