“Black Panther” cinematographer Rachel Morrison is in the record books for her historic “Mudbound” Oscar nomination.
Morrison, 39, is the first female cinematographer nominated for an Oscar. She also identifies as lesbian, making two historic firsts.
Morrison’s work on Marvel’s “Black Panther” also has been recognized. Indiewire said Morrison shot the “most significant movie since ‘Iron Man’.”
“Black Panther is Morrison’s second collaboration with director Ryan Coogler after 2013’s “Fruitvale Station.”
‘JUST GO FOR IT’
Morrison’s Oscar nomination also sheds a light on the inequalities in Hollywood. In 2016, women accounted for just 5 percent of the cinematographers on the top 250 domestic-grossing films that year.
“Women are so qualified they should just go for it. It’s not just about cinematography, it about believing in yourself and that anything’s possible,” Morrison told The Hollywood Reporter Tuesday morning after the nominations were announced.