Society of Camera Operators Award Nominees Announced

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Mon, 01/22/2024 - 09:23 -- Nick Dager

The Society of Camera Operators has announced the nominees for the Camera Operator of the Year awards for the Film and Television categories. Honorees will be awarded live and in-person at the Directors Guild of America in Hollywood on February 24 during the annual Society of Camera Operators Lifetime Achievement Awards. 

On location – Society of the Snow, Courtesy of Netflix“We’re excited to celebrate the extraordinary work of these camera operators,” said SOC president Matthew Moriarty. “No matter what happened in 2023, the show goes on and excellence must be honored.”

Camera Operator of the Year – Film Nominees

Mick Froehlich, SOC, Leave the World Behind

Geoffrey Haley, SOC, Chevalier

Ari Issler, Boston Strangler, with Nick Müller, B Camera / Steadicam Operator

Andrew ‘AJ’ Johnson, SOC, Carmen

Juanjo Sánchez, SOC, Society of the Snow, with Manuel Branáa, Operator de Cámara B

Camera Operator of the Year – Television Nominees

SOC Camera Operator of the Year Nominee Don Devine, SOCDominic Bartolone, SOC, Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty, S2E6 “Beat L.A.”, with Jessica Cannon, B Camera Operator, Justin Cameron, SOC, C Camera Operator, and John Lyke, Rollerblade Camera Operator

Neal Bryant, SOC, The Last of Us, S1E3 “Long, Long Time”, with Carey Toner, Camera Operator

Don Devine, SOC, Barry S4E2 “Bestest Place on Earth”,with Neal Bryant, SOC, B Camera / Steadicam Operator

Mitch Dubin, SOC, Fargo S5E1 “The Tragedy of the Commons”, with Francois Archambault, SOC, B Camera Operator

Gary Malouf, The Bear S2E10 “The Bear”, with Chris Dame, “B” Camera Operator

In recognition of the industry's ongoing challenges, the SOC has made deliberate modifications to the traditional ceremony, encompassing theatre seating and an innovative awards format.

The SOC Lifetime Achievement Awards are given in recognition of outstanding achievement by an established person within the field of film and video production.