AFI awarded cinematographer Janusz Kaminski last night with the Franklin J. Schaffner Alumni Medal.
The award was presented during last evening’s tribute to Mike Nichols in Culver City. The medal is reserved for alumni of the AFI Conservatory, which Kaminski attended from 1987 to 1988.
Kaminski is best known for his work with Stephen Spielberg, which started with “Schindler’s List” in 1993 and continues still today. Kaminski has won two Oscars for his work on “Schindler’s List” and “Saving Private Ryan.” Kaminski’s other recent credits include “Funny People” and “The Diving Bell and the Butterfly,” for which he was Oscar nominated.
Previous winners of the award include David Lynch, Terrence Malick and Darren Aronofsky.