Steadicam Operators of 2018

With award season around the corner, we thought we would shout out some Steadicam Operators on films that have been nominated for Best Picture or Best Cinematography! Congratulations to all the talented operators this year!

Note: The films below have a Steadicam Operator listed in the films credits

Title Operator Detail Award
A Star is Born P. Scott Sakamoto A Cam Op / Steadicam Op Golden Globes – Motion Picture – Drama (nominee)
BAFTA – Best Film (nominee)
ASC Awards – Theatrical Release (nominee)
Academy Award – Best Picture (nominee)
Academy Award – Cinematography (nominee)
Black Panther P. Scott Sakamoto A Cam Op / Steadicam Op Golden Globes – Motion Picture – Drama (nominee)
Jason Elison Add. A Cam / Steadicam Academy Award – Best Picture (nominee)
BlacKKKlansman Matt Fleischmann Steadicam Op Golden Globes – Motion Picture – Drama (nominee)
BAFTA – Best Film (nominee)
Academy Award – Best Picture (nominee)
Bohemian Rhapsody Peter Robertson A Cam Op / Steadicam Op Golden Globes – Motion Picture – Drama (winner)
Vince McGahon Add. Photo Steadicam BAFTA – Cinematography (nominee)
Academy Award – Best Picture (nominee)
Capernaum Marco Müller Steadicam Op / 2nd Unit DP / B Cam Op Golden Globes – Motion Picture – Foreign Language (nominee)
Cold War Jaroslaw Wierzbicki Steadicam Op Camerimage – Silver Frog (winner)
BAFTA – Cinematography (nominee)
ASC Awards – Theatrical Release (nominee)
Academy Award – Foreign Language Film (nominee)
Academy Award – Cinematography (nominee)
If Beale Street Could Talk Michael Fuchs A Cam Op / Steadicam Op Golden Globes – Motion Picture – Drama (nominee)
Mary Poppins Returns Peter Robertson A Cam Op / Steadicam Op Golden Globes – Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy (nominee)
Robert Stoneman Steadicam
Never Look Away Sebastian Meuschel Cam Op / Steadicam Op Golden Globes – Motion Picture – Foreign Language (nominee)
Academy Award – Cinematography (nominee)
The Favourite Paul Edwards Steadicam Op Camerimage  Audience Award (winner)
Golden Globes – Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy (nominee)
BAFTA – Best Film (nominee)
BAFTA – Cinematography (nominee)
ASC Awards – Theatrical Release (nominee)
Academy Award – Best Picture (nominee)
Academy Award – Cinematography (nominee)

In addition, listed below are some of the Top Grossing Films of 2018 (Globally) that featured Steadicam Operators:

Gross Ranking Title Operator Detail  Gross 
1 Avengers: Infinity War Geoffrey Haley A Cam Op / Steadicam Op  $2,048,400,000
2 Black Panther P. Scott Sakamoto A Cam Op / Steadicam Op  $1,346,900,000
Jason Elison Add. A Cam / Steadicam
3 Jurrasic World: Fallen Kingdom Pete Cavaciuti B Cam OP / B Steadicam  $1,309,500,000
Maceo Bishop B Steadicam (Hawaii)
5 Aquaman Peter McCaffrey A Cam Op / Steadicam Op  $1,021,500,000
Matthew Moriarty A Cam Op / Steadicam Op (LA unit)
Mark Goellnicht Add. Cam / Steadicam Op
6 Venom Christopher TJ McGuire A Cam Op / Steadicam Op  $855,700,000
7 Mission: Impossible – Fallout John Watters Steadicam UK  $791,100,000
Marcus Pohlus B Cam / Steadicam Op
8 Bohemian Rhapsody Peter Robertson A Cam Op / Steadicam Op  $774,000,000
Vince McGahon Add. Photo Steadicam
9 Deadpool 2 Sasha Proctor B Cam Op / Steadicam Op  $737,600,000
10 Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald Vince McGahon A Cam Op / Steadicam Op  $647,700,000
11 Ant-Man and the Wasp Peter Rosenfeld A Cam Op / Steadicam Op  $622,700,000
12 Ready Player One Vince McGahon B Cam Op / Steadicam Op  $582,900,000
14 Detective Chinatown 2 Yousheng Tang A Cam Op / Steadicam Op  $544,100,000
19 Rampage Mark Goellnicht A Cam Op / Steadicam Op  $428,000,000
20 A Star is Born P. Scott Sakamoto A Cam Op / Steadicam Op  $404,200,000
21 Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again Dave Hamilton-Green B Cam Op / Steadicam Op  $394,700,000
22 Solo: A Star Wars Story Peter Wignall Cam Op / Steadicam Op  $392,900,000
23 Fifty Shades Freed Sasha Proctor B Cam Op / Steadicam Op  $371,900,000
24 Bumblebee Bela Trutz A Cam Op / Steadicam Op  $367,000,000
25 The Nun Bogdan Stanciu B Cam Op / Steadicam Op  $365,600,000
BJ McDonnell A Cam Op / Steadicam Op (Add. Photo.)
28 A Quiet Place Brant S. Fagan Add. Op / Add. Steadicam Op  $340,900,000
29 Skyscraper Colin Anderson Cam Op / Steadicam Op  $304,900,000
Norbert Kaluza 2nd Unit Cam Op / Steadicam Op
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