Russell Boyd

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Russell Boyd ACS ASC
Born (1944-04-21) 21 April 1944 (age 70)
Victoria, Australia
Occupation cinematographer
Awards ACS
Cinematographer of the Year 1976
BAFTA Award for Best Cinematography
Picnic at Hanging Rock 1975
Academy Award for Best Cinematography Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World 2003

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."[1]

Awards and nominations[edit]

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 (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[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bruce Beresford (actor), Tess Harper (actor), Gary Hertz (director) (2002-04-16). Miracles & Mercies (Documentary). West Hollywood, California: Blue Underground. Retrieved 2009-02-07. 

Further reading[edit]

  • 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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