John Seale was awarded the A.M. (Member of the Order of Australia) in the 2002 Queen's New Years Honours List for his services to the arts as an Australian and internationally acclaimed cinematographer.
He is a multi-award winner. Here are a few of his many accolades.
He won an Academy Award for The English Patient (1997) and has been nominated three times for Cold Mountain (2003), Rain Man (1988) and Witness (1985).
He won the BAFTA Award for The English Patient (1996) and was nominated for Cold Mountain (2003), The Talented Mr Ripley (2000), Gorillas in the Mist (1990), Witness (1985)
He was awarded the America Society of Cinematographer's International Award in 2011, having won it in 1997 for The English Patient. (He was also nominated for Cold Mountain, The Perfect Storm and Rain Man).
He was inducted into the ACS Hall of Fame by the Australian Cinematographer's Society in 1997, having won Cinematographer of the Year in 1985 and 83 for Witness and Goodbye Paradise. He won the AFI Award in 1983 for Careful He Might Hear you and was nominated for Silver City (1984) and The Survivor (1981)