Erik Messerschmidt, ASC Wins Oscar for Outstanding Camerawork in Mank

The cinematographer’s expressive black-and-white cinematography caught the collective eye of Academy voters.

Erik Messerschmidt, ASC on the set of Mank.

The Society congratulates Erik Messerschmidt, ASC, who won the Oscar for Best Cinematography for his work in the period drama Mank during the the 93rd Annual Academy Awards ceremony, which took place on Sunday, April 25:

In our February 2021 issue of American Cinematographer, Messerschmidt and Oscar-nominated Mank director David Fincher were jointly interviewed about their collaboration:

The filmmakers were then interviewed together by Caleb Deschanel, ASC as part of our Clubhouse Conversations video series:

This was the first Oscar nomination for Messerschmidt, who previously won the ASC Award for his work in Mank during our 35th Annual ceremony, held on April 18:

The cinematographer also earned the BSC Award for his work in the film, among other honors.

You’ll find interviews with all of this year's Best Cinematography Oscar nominees here.


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