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Rachel Morrison is the first woman to be nominated for an Oscar in the best cinematography category. It was for the film, Mudbound.
At the 2013 Women in Film Crystal + Lucy Awards, Morrison was awarded the Kodak Vision Award for her work in cinematography and her collaboration with other women filmmakers. The same year, Variety named her as one of the "Up Next" in their Below The Line Impact Report, while Indiewire named her as one of their "Cinematographers To Watch".
In 2014, she photographed Cake, directed by Daniel Barnz, which she followed up with the 2015 film Dope. Dope premiered at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, making it Morrison's seventh film to screen at the annual festival in six consecutive years.
For her work on the film Mudbound, Morrison became the first woman to win the New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Cinematographer.
Morrison served as cinematographer for Marvel's Black Panther.