Who remembers the whole debacle of La La Land being declared the winner of the Best Picture honour at the 2017 Oscars, before Moonlight was correctly announced as the winner of the awards’ most coveted prize? La La Land did end up scoring an impressive six total Oscars, but what other films took home awards, and more importantly, what equipment were the winning films shot with?

We’ve put together a list of some of the winning films and the cameras they were shot on, purely for your (geeky) entertainment. Check it out and let us know if you’re surprised by any!


La La Land

Oscar Wins: 6, including Best Cinematography, Best Directing, Best Production Design

Camera: Panavision Panaflex Millennium XL2
Lenses: Panavision Anamorphic (C Series, E Series), Custom Panavision 40mm Anamorphic
Aspect Ratio: 2.55 : 1
Format: Film — 35mm (Kodak Vision3 500T 5219, Kodak Vision3 250D 5207), 16mm (Kodak Vision3 500T 7219)



Oscar Wins: 3, including Best Picture, Best Writing

Camera: ARRI ALEXA XT Plus – Rent it here
Lenses: Hawk V-Lite, Angenieux Optimo A2S – Rent it here
Aspect Ratio: 2.35 : 1
Format: Digital — ProRes


Hacksaw Ridge

Oscar Wins: 2, including Best Editing

Camera: ARRI ALEXA XT Plus – Rent it here, RED EPIC DRAGON, Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera
Lenses: Panavision Primo, Primo V, Leica Summilux-C – Rent it here, Angenieux Optimo – Rent it here
Aspect Ratio: 2.35 : 1
Format: Digital — ARRIRAW


Manchester by the Sea

Oscar Wins: 2, including Best Writing (Original Screenplay)

Camera: ARRI ALEXA XT – Rent it here
Lenses: Canon K35, Angenieux Optimo – Rent it here
Aspect Ratio: 1.85 : 1
Format: Digital — ARRIRAW



Oscar Wins: 1, Best Sound Editing

Cameras: ARRI ALEXA XT M, ARRI ALEXA XT Plus – Rent it here, ARRI ALEXA SXT – Rent it here
Lenses: Camtech Vintage Ultra Prime, Kowa Cine Prominar, Zeiss Super Speed – Rent it here
Aspect Ratio:2.35 : 1
Format: Digital — ARRIRAW



Oscar Wins: 1, Best Actress in a Supporting Role

Camera: Panavision Panaflex Millennium XL2
Lenses: Panavision C-Series, ATZ and AWZ2
Aspect Ratio: 2.35 : 1
Format: Film — 35 mm (Kodak Vision3 50D 5203, Vision3 250D 5207, Vision3 200T 5213, Vision3 500T 5219)

So there you have it, a selection of the 2017 Oscars winners and the equipment they were shot on. So what are you waiting for? Check out our kit for hire today! 😊