Digital photography has had something of a banner year at the Golden Stakes. Four of the five nominees here were shot digitally (with The Immigrant being the only celluloid hold out). Some of them really embraced that digital aesthetic, but most were trying to emulate the look of film with varying degrees of success. I was actually kind of shocked when I learned that Mr. Turner shot digitally because it certainly looks like the sort of thing that would always be shot on film in the past. It wasn’t easy to make this choice, I saw pros and cons with each choice and this is the one that ultimately had the fewest cons.