February 16, 2019

BSC 70th Anniversary Dinner and Awards Evening held on Friday 15th February 2019


On Friday 15th February, the BSC held its special Awards Night at the Grovesnor House Hotel in Mayfair, London.     The event was hosted by Mike Southon BSC

Mike welcomed Sir Michael Palin and Lady Helen Palin as our honoured guests who offered a wonderful speech and read the citation for this year's recipient of the BSC Lifetime Achievement Award which went to

Academy Award winner Peter Biziou BSC 


Peter Biziou BSC with Sir Michael Palin


The Winners and Nominations 


ACO/BSC/GBCT  TV Drama Operators Award 2018

Winner: James Layton - A Discovery of Witches

Daniel Bishop Ass BSC - Patrick Melrose

Iain Mackay Ass BSC - A Very English Scandal

Joe Russell - Black Mirror-Uss Callister

Tony Kay - Electric Dreams


ACO/BSC/GBCT Feature Operators Award 2018

Des Whelan Ass BSC - Darkest Hour

Dana Morris - I,Tonya

Julian Morson Ass BSC - Paddington 2

Peter Robertson Ass BSC - Bohemian Rhapsody

Vince McGahon Ass BSC - Fantastic Beasts : The Crimes of Grindelwald


BSC Best Cinematography in a TV Drama

Patrick Melrose : Bad News - James Friend BSC

A Very English Scandal - Danny Cohen BSC

Killing Eve : Eps 7 - Julian Court BSC

The Crown : Series 2 Eps 1 - Stuart Howell

The Crown : Series 2 Eps 4 - Adriano Goldman ASC BSC ABC


James Friend BSC 


BSC Best Cinematography in a Feature Film

Roma - Alfonso Cuarón

Bad Times at the El Royale - Seamus McGarvey ASC BSC

Cold War - Lukasz Zal PSC

First Man - Linus Sandgren ASC FSF

The Favourite - Robbie Ryan BSC ISC


Alfonso Cuarón


BSC Bert Easey Technical Award 2019

Frieder Hochheim

Kino Flo Lighting System


BSC ARRI John Alcott Memorial Award 2019

Gwyn Evans - Honorary Friend of the BSC


Gwyn Evans - Honorary Friend of the BSC


BSC Special Achievement Award


for Uniting Cinematographers around the World

Luciano Tovoli ASC AIC and current President of Imago, Paul René Roestad FNF collected the award

Congratulations to all nominees and winners


It was a very memorable evening.


Our thanks to Phil Méheux BSC, John Daly BSC, Gwyn Evans

Thank you to Richard Blanshard for photographing the event

Direct Digital - for loaning the cameras

Filming crew:  Sean Francis, George Zádor and Foad Emrani



Thank you to 24/7 Drama for sponsorship our awards reception