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Barbie, Asteroid City, The Marvelous Mr Maisel among FilmLight Colour Awards nominations

"Our jury meetings so far have illuminated how fundamental the colourists’ work is in the film-making process," said jury president Lawrence Sher

FilmLight has revealed the nominees for the 2023 FilmLight Colour Awards. This year’s awards attracted over 400 entries from 45 countries, said the company.

Nominees include:

Theatrical feature:

  • Asteroid City – graded by Gareth Spensley at Company 3
  • Barbie – graded by Yvan Lucas at Company 3
  • Bardo: False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths – graded by Damien Vandercruyssen at HARBOR
  • Wil – graded by freelance colourist Tom Mulder at Storm

TV series / episodic:

  • The Empress (Die Kaiserin) – season one, graded by freelance colourist Marina Starke at Rotor Film
  • The Marvelous Mrs Maisel – season five, graded by Steven Bodner at Picture Shop
  • The Night Logan Woke Up – season one, graded by Jerome Cloutier at MELS
  • The Pimp: No F***ing Fairytale (OT: Luden) – season one, graded by freelance colourist Dirk Meier at D-Facto Motion
  • Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty – season two, graded by Walter Volpatto at Company 3

Spotlight award, which aims to recognise the unsung talents in the industry:

  • Possession – graded by freelance colourist Cem Ozkilicci at Uhoert
  • Suppressed (Němá tajemství) – graded by freelance colourist Marina Starke at Universal Production Partners (UPP)
  • The Poet – graded by Linas Dabriska at MADSTONE
  • Unidentified Objects – graded by colorist Asa Fox

Speaking about the nominations, jury president Lawrence Sher, ASC said: “The diversity of talent and work is, as expected, very high.  Our jury meetings so far, with talented cinematographers, colourists and filmmakers, have illuminated how fundamental the colourists’ work is in the film-making process and it’s been a complex job to determine the nominees. Everyone that has made it through these early rounds has, in our eyes, already won. I am looking forward to Camerimage where we will celebrate and announce the winners.”

The winners will be announced at the annual FilmLight Colour Awards ceremony which takes place at EnergaCAMERIMAGE in Poland on 12th November 2023.