Remi Adefarasin

For British-born cinematographer Remi Adefarasin, it all came together in scintillating fashion on the 1998 historical drama "Elizabeth." Framing the regal political machinations of his lead actress Cate Blanchett with the appropriate level of pomp and cinematic circumstance, Adefarasin swept the awards table that year. In addition to an Academy Award nomination for Best Cinematography (and a loss to Janusz Kaminski for "Saving Private Ryan"), he won a BAFTA Award and a nod from the British Society of Cinematographers. He lost to John Toll of "The Thin Red Line" at the American Society of Cinematographers Awards that same year. Adefarasin has also worked with Woody Allen on one of the filmmaker's most successful late-career efforts, 2005's "Match Point," as well as the late Anthony Minghella on the critically acclaimed 1990 Alan Rickman-starring drama "Truly Madly Deeply." Adefarasin began his career on British TV, contributing to a whole host of different TV movies and series, before finally making the successful leap to the big screen. Not to be outdone in the war-drama category, Adefarasin garnered Emmy nominations for his contributions to the lauded TV productions "Band of Brothers" and "The Pacific."