Society of Camera Operators 2016 Awards Honorees and Nominees


Last Updated: January 14, 2016 5:12 pm GMT
(Los Angeles, California--January 14, 2016) The Society of Camera Operators (SOC) announces the complete list of recipients and nominees for their Lifetime Achievement Awards on February 6, 2016 at Paramount Studios:

Colin Anderson, SOC (nominated for Star Wars: The Force Awakens)

Lifetime Achievement Awards:

Camera Operator - Stephen Campanelli, SOC

Camera Technician – Gregory Irwin

Mobile Camera Platform Operator – Jack Glenn

Still Photographer – Murray Close

Governors Award – Gary Lucchesi, President of Lakeshore Entertainment & Co-President of the Producers Guild of America

Distinguished Service Award – Steven Manios Sr., Former Owner & President of Century Precision Optics

Presidents Award – Bruce Doering, National Executive Director (retired), International Cinematographers Guild

Technical Achievement Awards – Cartoni’s Lambda Head

Camera Operator of the Year nominees:

Film Category:

Colin Anderson, SOC - Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Mitch Dubin, SOC - Bridge of Spies

Ian Fox, SOC - Jurassic World

Geoff Haley, SOC - Steve Jobs

P. Scott Sakamoto, SOC - The Revenant

Television category:

Andrei Austin, Outlander

Steve Fracol, SOC - Scandal

Mark Karavite, SOC - Mozart in the Jungle

Bud Kremp, SOC - The Last Ship

Geoff Shotz, Vampire Diaries

Gary Lucchesi, President of Lakeshore Entertainment and Co-President of the Producers Guild of American and the 2016 Governors Award Recipient.

“This year’s awards bring together the best of the best in our industry and celebrates these stellar honorees and nominees. The SOC’s Awards are the only awards focused on crew’s skill and craft.” Bill McClelland, SOC - Awards Executive Producer and SOC board member.

For further information about the SOC’s Lifetime Achievement Awards, such as the celebrity presenters, red carpet and live streaming -

About the SOC

The Society of Camera Operators (SOC) advances the art, craft, and creative contributions of the Camera Operator.

The SOC is an internationally recognized professional honorary society. The core activities of the Society are the annual SOC Awards, publishing the Society's magazine "Camera Operator," and our charitable commitment to The Vision Center at Children's Hospital Los Angeles.


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