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James Laxton

Best known as a Cinematographer based on credits in that role in 9 films, with $68,651,069 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #479)
Best-known technical roles: Moonlight (Cinematographer), Tusk (Cinematographer), For a Good Time, Call (Cinematographer), Adult World (Cinematographer), Bad Milo (Cinematographer)
Most productive collaborators: Naomie Harris, Barry Jenkins, Andre Holland, Mahershala Ali, Tarell McCraney
Also credited as: James R. Laxton

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Career Summary

Box Office
Box Office
Box Office
In Technical RolesCinematographer9$30,994,601$37,656,468$68,651,069

Latest Ranking on Selected Box Office Record Lists

Top Grossing Cinematographer at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 401-500) 482 $30,994,601
Top Grossing Cinematographer at the International Box Office (Rank 401-500) 447 $37,656,468
Top Grossing Cinematographer at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 401-500) 479 $68,651,069

See the Acting Credits tab for all Acting Box Office Records and the Technical Credits tab for all Technical Box Office Records.

2016 - Awards Season - And the Oscar Goes to... La La Land Moonlight!

February 26th, 2017


It’s Oscar night and we were live blogging the show. Read on the the highlights of what turned out to be a crazy night. More...

2016 - Awards Season: Oscars - Nominations - Final Look

February 26th, 2017

La La Land

It’s Oscar night and we will be live blogging the show. Before that, let’s take a last look at the nominations with a few annotations. Nominees in italics are those that have received the most votes from our readers so far in our Oscar contest (which is open to new entries until noon, Pacific, today—enter now!). Bold films are those films I think will win. Meanwhile, those that are Underlined are those I want to win. Not all categories have underlined nominees, because not all categories have someone I’m cheering for, or because there are two nominees I couldn’t pick between. More...

2016 - Awards Season: Independent Spirit Awards - Winners - Moonlight has a Serious Night

February 26th, 2017


The Independent Spirit Awards winners were handed out last night. While they are rarely a good predictor for the Oscars, Moonlight’s performance was so dominant that its chances of winning Oscars have ticked up a couple of percentage points. More...

2016 Awards Season: Oscar Nominations

January 24th, 2017

La La Land

The Oscar nominations were announced starting at 5:18 am Pacific time. Nothing is good that early in the morning. Worse still, it’s a boring year for nominations with very few surprises worth talking about, especially in the biggest categories. Leading the way was La La Land with 14 nominations, tying the record. More...

2016 - Awards Season: Independent Spirit Awards - Nominations

November 23rd, 2016


The Independent Spirit Awards nominations were announced last night and thus the 2016 Awards Season begins. There were a few surprises and some snubs to discuss, but for the most part, there’s not a lot nominations that broke the established narrative. It’s because there isn’t really an established narrative. This means films that earn nominations here have a much better chance of doing well going forward and Moonlight looks like it could rise up as a result. More...

All Technical Credits

Box Office
Box Office
Box Office
10/21/2016 Moonlight Cinematographer $27,854,931 $37,484,225 $65,339,156
9/2/2016 Yoga Hosers* Director of Photography $0 $2,199 $2,199
10/17/2014 Camp X-Ray Director of Photography $9,837 $0 $9,837
9/19/2014 Tusk* Director of Photography $1,821,983 $35,705 $1,857,688
6/6/2014 The Moment Cinematographer $0 $0 $0
2/14/2014 Adult World Director of Photography $19,731 $0 $19,731
10/4/2013 Bad Milo Director of Photography $19,613 $0 $19,613
7/12/2013 Dealin' with Idiots Cinematographer $16,757 $0 $16,757
8/31/2012 For a Good Time, Call Director of Photography $1,251,749 $134,339 $1,386,088
Movies: 9Totals:$30,994,601$37,656,468$68,651,069