February 7, 2024

BSC Award Winners Announced!



LONDON, UK – Robbie Ryan BSC ISC has won the Best Cinematography In A Feature Film Award for

his photography of the film ‘Poor Things’ (Searchlight Pictures)


Four of the last five recipients of this award have gone on to win the Academy Award for Best

Cinematography, including last year’s winner, James Friend ASC BSC for 'All Quiet on the Western Front'

(Netflix). Ryan commented when accepting the award “I want to pay tribute to Yorgos, he is an incredible

artist and I learn something from him with each film. I also want to thank CineLab for their amazing work –

all five of the nominees this year were shot on film, something we should all be celebrating”.


In the Television Drama category, Jody Lee Lipes ASC was named the winner for his work on the Amazon

Prime show 'Dead Ringers' (Episode 1). This is the first wins for both Jody Lee Lipes and Robbie Ryan.

The Operators Award, presented by the British Society of Cinematographers (BSC), Association of

Camera Operators (ACO) and Guild of British Camera Technicians (GBCT) named Ossie McLean ACO

SOC the winner for his operating on the film ‘Saltburn’ (Warner Bros./Amazon MGM) and in the Television

category James Layton ACO Assoc BSC and Justin Hawkins were victorious for their work on the Apple TV+ show

‘Silo’ (Episode 1).

Pictured: Annika Summerson BSC presenting James Layton ACO Assoc BSC and Justin Hawkins with the Operators Award for "Silo" (Episode One).


The evening was marked with much celebration with Anthony Richmond ASC BSC receiving the BSC’s

highest honour – their Lifetime Achievement Award. Richmond’s 50-year career has seen him shoot

cinema classics such as Don’t Look Now (1973) and The Man Who Fell To Earth (1976) to rock n’ roll music

videos including the material used in Peter Jackson’s The Beatles: Get Back (2022). Mr Richmond was

unable to attend the ceremony but his sons, George Richmond BSC and Operator Jonathan “Chunky”

Richmond were on hand to accept the award in his stead.


The British Society of Cinematographer’s also awarded two cinematographers for their work in the short

films, Jack Edwards and Ronnie McQuillan. Stuart Harris was invited as an Honorary Full Member in

respect to his body of work, principally in the field of Commercials, and his commitment to education.

Mr. Harris is currently Co-Head of Cinematography at the National Film and Television School. Angus

Hudson BSC was awarded the BSC ARRI John Alcott Award for his services to the Society and the

Cinematography community as a whole.

Pictured: Jack Edwards (Winner, Student category), Balazs Bolygo BSC HSC, Ronnie McQuillan (Winner, Club category) and Siobhan Daly (Arri).


The BSC bestowed a Special Award on First Steps Cinematography – an education programme set up by

Fabian Wagner ASC BSC and supported by Aga Szeliga ACO and Mitch Payne. The scheme works to

place mentees on film sets so they can learn their way around the camera department. Some of the first

mentees on the scheme were on stage to accept the award alongside Fabian, Aga and Mitch.

Pictured: Rob Garvie (Universal Production Services), Fabian Wagner ASC BSC, First Steps Mentees Sharad Patel and Natalie Brown, Aga Szeliga ACO, Mitch Payne and Oliver Stapleton BSC.


The Bert Easey Technical Achievement Award was awarded to Chemical Wedding. Chemical Wedding’s

development of the Artemis and Helios Apps have helped change the way Cinematographers approach



The awards were held at the Royal Lancaster Hotel in London and hosted by Tristan Oliver BSC. The

BSC wishes to thank all of the sponsors who have helped make the evening happen.