American cinematographer Rachel Morrison, who was the cinematographer for the film “Mudbound” is the first ever woman to be nominated in the category of Best Cinematographer for Oscar.
“Mudbound” is a historical drama film that revolves around a black and a white family, who return to rural Mississippi to address racism and PTSD. Rachel Morrison gave a statement, saying “While it's hard to believe that this ceiling has taken so long to break, I am absolutely humbled and thrilled to receive this great honour, I hope this nomination serves to encourage more women to throw a camera over their shoulder or to follow their dream no matter how distant it might appear”.
Rachel Morrison had won Best Cinematographer at the New York Film Critics Circle Awards and was nominated in several other awards.
Pic courtesy: https://www.thewrap.com/mudbound-gives-american-society-cinematographers-first-ever-female-film-nominee/ (Netflix)