James Laxton

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James Laxton
Alma mater Florida State University (BFA)
Occupation Cinematographer
Years active 2003–present
Spouse(s) Adele Romanski

James Laxton is an American cinematographer best known for his collaborations with filmmaker Barry Jenkins, specifically his work on Jenkins' 2016 film Moonlight, for which he won an Independent Spirit Award and received his first Academy Award nomination.[1] He is married to producer Adele Romanski.[2]

Filmography[edit]

Year Film Director Other notes
2003 My Josephine Barry Jenkins Short film
Little Brown Boy Short film
2005 The Unseen Kind-Hearted Beast Amy Seimetz Short film
2008 Medicine for Melancholy Barry Jenkins Nominated—Independent Spirit Award for Best Cinematography
2009 A Young Couple Short film
2010 The Violent Kind The Butcher Brothers
The Myth of the American Sleepover David Robert Mitchell
Eggshells for Soil Megan Boone Short film
2011 Karma: Do You Believe? Adivi Sesh
Futurestates Barry Jenkins 1 episode – Remigration
The Last Buffalo Hunt Lee Anne Schmitt
Sawdust City David Nordstrom
2012 Rest Cole Schreiber Short film
California Solo Marshall Lewy
For a Good Time, Call... Jamie Travis
Leave Me Like You Found Me Adele Romanski
Mission Chinese David Parker and Cole Schreiber Short film
The Murder of Hi Good Lee Lynch
2013 Bad Milo Jacob Vaughan
The Moment Jane Weinstock
Fête des Pets Nicholas Jasenovec Short film
Sarah Silverman's Perfect Night Liam Lynch Short film
You and Your Fucking Coffee Henry Phillips 2 episodes
Dealin' with Idiots Jeff Garlin
Adult World Scott Coffey
Tradition Is a Temple: The Modern Masters of New Orleans Darren Hoffman
2014 Camp X-Ray Peter Sattler
Tusk Kevin Smith
Lemonade War Ramin Bahrani Short film
Rubberhead Dean Fleischer-Camp TV Movie (segment – "Knickers")
2015 Welcome to the Last Bookstore Chad Howitt Short film
2016 Yoga Hosers Kevin Smith
Bernie Sanders Is the One for Me Andrew Deyoung Short film
Holidays Nicholas McCarthy Segment – "Easter", also with Bridger Nielson and Shaheen Seth
Garfunkel and Oates: Trying to Be Special Jeremy Konner and Riki Lindhome TV Movie
The Black Jacket Ryan Simon
Moonlight Barry Jenkins Won – Independent Spirit Award for Best Cinematography
Won – Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Cinematography
Won – New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Cinematography
Won – San Francisco Film Critics Circle Award for Best Cinematography[3]
Nominated – Academy Award for Best Cinematography
Nominated – American Society of Cinematographers Award for Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography in Theatrical Releases
Nominated – Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Cinematography
Nominated – Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Cinematography
Nominated – San Diego Film Critics Society Award for Best Cinematography
Nominated – St. Louis Gateway Film Critics Association Award for Best Cinematography
Nominated – Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Award for Best Cinematography
Youth Brett Marty
2017 Anything Timothy McNeil
2018 If Beale Street Could Talk Barry Jenkins

References[edit]

  1. ^ "A One-Camera Show: DP James Laxton on Moonlight". filmmakermagazine.com. 
  2. ^ Pressberg, Matt. "Oscar Nominee Reactions: Meryl Streep Sends GIF, Jeff Bridges Says 'Woo Hoo!'". www.thewrap.com. The Wrap. Retrieved 27 January 2017. 
  3. ^ "Huppert, 'Moonlight,' 'La La Land' Honored by NYFCC and LAFCA". Backstage.com. Retrieved 2017-01-27. 

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