Russell Boyd

Russell Boyd ACS ASC (born 21 April 1944) is an Australian cinematographer. He rose to prominence with his highly praised work on Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975), the first of several collaborations with director Peter Weir. He is also a member of the Australian Cinematographers Society (ACS) and the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC).

Boyd served as cinematographer for Tender Mercies, a 1983 film about an alcoholic country singer played by Robert Duvall. Boyd largely utilized available light to give the film a natural feeling which director Bruce Beresford said was crucial to the movie. Actress Tess Harper said Boyd was so quiet during filming that he mostly used only three words: "Yeah, right and sure."

    Awards and nominations

    Year Award Category Title Result
    1976 Australian Cinematographers Society Cinematographer of the Year Between Wars Won
    1976 British Society of Cinematographers Best Cinematography Picnic at Hanging Rock Nominated
    1977 Australian Film Institute Awards Best Achievement in Cinematography Break of Day Won
    1977 British Academy Film Awards Best Cinematography Picnic at Hanging Rock Won
    1978 Australian Film Institute Awards Best Achievement in Cinematography The Last Wave Won
    1979 Saturn Awards Best Cinematography Picnic at Hanging Rock Won
    1980 Australian Film Institute Awards Best Achievement in Cinematography The Chain Reaction Nominated
    1981 Australian Film Institute Awards Best Achievement in Cinematography Gallipoli (1981 film) Won
    1982 Australian Cinematographers Society Cinematographer of the Year Gallipoli (1981 film) Won
    1983 Australian Film Institute Awards Best Achievement in Cinematography The Year of Living Dangerously Nominated
    1986 Australian Film Institute Awards Best Achievement in Cinematography Burke & Wills Nominated
    1988 Australian Film Institute Awards Raymond Longford Award Won
    1990 Australian Film Institute Awards Best Achievement in Cinematography Blood Oath (1990 Australian film) Nominated
    1998 Australian Cinematographers Society Hall of Fame Award Won
    2002 Film Critics Circle of Australia Special Achievement Award Won
    2003 Academy Awards Best Cinematography Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World Won
    2003 Camerimage Special Award for Duo Cinematographer-Director (with Peter Weir) Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World Won
    2003 British Academy Film Awards Best Cinematography Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World Nominated
    2003 Camerimage Special Award for Duo Cinematographer-Director (with Peter Weir) Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World Won
    2003 Camerimage Golden Frog Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World Nominated
    2003 American Society of Cinematographers Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World Nominated
    2004 Golden Satellite Awards Best Cinematography (shared with Sandi Sissel on second unit) Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World Nominated
    2005 Kodak Award Excellence in Cinematography Won

    Filmography

    References

    Further reading

    • Brian McFarlane, Geoff Mayer, Ina Bertrand (Ed.) (1999). The Oxford companion to Australian film. Melbourne, Australia ; New York: Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-553797-1. 

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