Oscar Artists: Zsigmond, Vilmos, 4 Nominations, 1 Award

Vilmos Zsigmond, who died January 1, 2016, at the age of 85, was a distinguished Hungarian-American cinematographer.

In 2003, a survey conducted by the International Cinematographers Guild placed Zsigmond among the ten most influential camera man in history.

He was nominated for four Oscars:

Close Encounters of the Third Kind, 1977, directed by Spielberg

The Deer Hunter, 1978, directed by Michael Cimino

The River, 1984, directed by Mark Rydell

The Black Dahlia, 2006, directed by Brian De Palma

In 1977, he won his first and only Oscar, at his first nomination.

He was honored by the National Society of Film Critics (NSFC) in 1973 for Robert Altman’s The Long Goodbye.