Ellen Kuras is an American cinematographer whose body of work includes narrative and documentary films, music videos and commercials in both the studio and independent worlds. One of few female members of the American Society of Cinematographers, she is a pioneer best known for her work in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004). She has collaborated with directors such as Michel Gondry, Spike Lee, Sam Mendes, Jim Jarmusch, Rebecca Miller, Martin Scorsese and more. She is the three-time winner of the Award for Excellence in Dramatic Cinematography at the Sundance Film Festival, for her films Personal Velocity: Three Portraits, Angela and Swoon, which was her first dramatic feature after getting her start in political documentaries.
Friday, 10 July 1959
|2018||Emmy||Outstanding Cinematography for a Nonfiction Program||Won|
|2010||Emmy||Exceptional Merit in Nonfiction Filmmaking||Won|
|2009||Oscar||Best Documentary, Features||Nominated|
|1998||Emmy||Outstanding Cinematography for Non-Fiction Programming||Nominated|
|1995||Emmy||Outstanding Individual Achievement - Informational Programming||Nominated|