Since 2011, every Academy Award Best Picture winner has been shot on an ARRI camera. On March 4, 2018 at the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, this tradition continued. Best Picture of 2017 went to "The Shape of Water." This fantasy drama, directed by Guillermo del Toro and lensed by cinematographer Dan Laustsen ASC, DFF on ALEXA with Master Prime lenses also racked up the awards for Best Director, Best Original Score, and Production Design, becoming the big winner of the evening. Del Toro has also taken home the most critics' prizes this year including the Golden Globe and the BAFTA award for his remarkable film.
ARRI equipment behind Oscar® gold
ARRI cameras have long been the choice of Oscar® winners and this year was no exception. At the 90th Academy Awards, six of the nine films nominated for best picture were captured with ARRI cameras and lenses while many of them were also illuminated by ARRI lighting equipment.