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Will James Bond's Skyfall finally bring Oscar joy for Torquay's Roger Deakins?

By GuyHenderson  |  Posted: February 23, 2013

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TORQUAY cameraman Roger Deakins will find out on Sunday if it will be 10th time lucky for him at the Oscars.

He has received his 10th Academy Award nomination for best cinematography on the James Bond film Skyfall.

Mr Deakins, who is an old boy of Torquay Boys Grammar School and has a home in Kingswear, was also nominated for a BAFTA award for Skyfall recently.

That award went to Claudio Miranda for Life of Pi.

Mr Deakins has previously been Oscar-nominated for The Shawshank Redemption, Fargo, Kundun, O Brother Where Art Thou, The Man Who Wasn't There, No Country For Old Men, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, The Reader and True Grit.

He has a little way to go before he equals director Federico Fellini’s record of 12 nominations without winning.

The 85th Academy Awards presentations take place on Sunday night at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.

Mr Deakins, whose career has seen him win 65 major film awards including BAFTAs and British Film Awards, is up against Claudio Miranda again at the Oscars.

Other cinematography nominees are Seamus McGarvey (Anna Karenina); Robert Richardson (Django Unchained) and Janusz Kamiknski (Lincoln).

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  • nicold  |  February 20 2013, 11:43AM

    Good luck Roger, but an irony if he wins the Oscar for an ubiquitous Bond film!

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  • Sinjis_Things  |  February 19 2013, 5:47PM

    the only person who could play James Bond was Sean Connery.

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