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Saturday February 25, 2023, at the Loews Hollywood Hotel
Five hundred production professionals will gather to celebrate the best of the best operators in motion picture, television and the industry at large. The Society honors Lifetime Achievement Awards to Camera Operator, Camera Technician, Camera Operator, Live and Non-Scripted, Still Photographer, Mobile Camera Platform Operator, Governors’, and President’s award. Purchase a seat or a table today!

Included with your purchased ticket is a hosted pre-reception, a three course sit down dinner, the Awards ceremony, a tribute book, and the after party at Preston’s in the Loews Hollywood. The event is black tie and parking is available at the Loews Hollywood; valet or self-parking at the Hollywood and Highland complex, which is attached to the hotel.

For out of town guests, the SOC has discounted room rates, $255, at the Loews Hollywood. The room block is extremely limited as this hotel is often sold out. Book now, Reservations can be made no later than Wednesday, January 25, 2023 online at:

Society of Camera Operators Announce the Nominees for Camera Operator of the Year in Film & Television

The Society of Camera Operators announces the nominees for Camera Operator of the Year in the Film and Television categories.

Camera Operator of the Year – Film Nominees:

Camera Operator of the Year – Television Nominees:

Voting members will receive an email with online voting instructions and links on January 23rd, 2023. Voting period will be open from January 23rd through February 19th, 2023, 11:30PM PT.


The Lifetime Achievement Awards are given in recognition of outstanding achievement by an established person within the field of film and video production. The honorees of the Lifetime Achievement Awards were nominated in five critically acclaimed categories including: Camera Operator Film and Television, Camera Operator Live and Non Script, Camera Technician, Mobile Platform Camera Operator, and Still Photographer. The 2022 recipients are:

The SOC has also announced the recipients for the SOC Technical Achievement Awards are the renowned ARRI Inc. and Hudson Spider. ARRI Inc is recognized for its ARRI ALEXA 35mm Cinema Camera, the smallest fully featured ARRI production cinema camera ever. Hudson Spider is honored for its Hudson Spider Slider, a compounding slider that is 2ft in length and provides the travel of a 4ft slider.

Awards Timeline

November 2022

  • November 1: Camera Operator of the Year Film & Television submissions open
  • November 4: Lifetime Achievement Awards nominations open
  • November 30: Technical Achievement Awards submission close

December 2022

  • December 4: Demo Day (Technical Achievement Award)
  • December 14: Technical Achievement Award Recipient announced

January 2023

  • January 6: Camera Operator of the Year Film & Television submissions close
  • January 19: Camera Operator of the Year Film & Television nominations announced
  • January 23: Camera Operator of the Year Film & Television membership voting opens

February 2023

  • February 19: Camera Operator of the Year Film & Television membership voting closes
  • February 25: Society of Camera Operators Lifetime Achievement Awards (Camera Operator of the Year Film & Television announced live)

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