With award season upon us, nominations are being released constantly. This time we have the nominees for the American Society of Cinematographers Award in the theatrical motion picture category: Roger Deakins, ASC, BSC for Unbroken, Óscar Faura for The Imitation Game, Emmanuel Lubezki ASC, AMC for Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance), Dick Pope, BSC for Mr. Turner, and Robert D. Yeoman, ASC for The Grand Budapest Hotel.
Included in these five is last year’s winner, Emmanuel Lubezki ASC, AMC, who won for his work on Gravity, nominated this time for Birdman. Also of note is Unbroken‘s Roger Deakins, ASC, BSC who has been nominated a whopping 13 times for the ASC Award, and has won several times in years past for Skyfall (2013), The Shawshank Redemption (1995) and The Man Who Wasn’t There (2002). A former recipient of the ASC’s Lifetime Achievement Award in 2011, Deakin’s other impressive nominations include Fargo (1997), O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2001), No Country for Old Men(2008), Prisoners (2014), and more.
It’s also worth noting that several of these films used Zeiss master prime lenses. More specifically Lubezki and Deakins used Zeiss Master Primes on the Alexa XT camera for Birdman and Unbroken respectively, and Faura used Zeiss Master Primes with the ARRICAM Lite and Studio on The Imitation Game.
The ASC Award winners will be revealed on February 15th, the day after the Writers Guild Of America Awards.
For more information, be sure to check out the press release below, as well as visit the American Society of Cinematographers at www.TheASC.com
Birdman, The Grand Budapest Hotel, The Imitation Game, Mr. Turner and Unbroken Vie for Top Honors from American Society of Cinematographers
LOS ANGELES, Jan. 7, 2015 – Five directors of photography will vie for the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) Award in the theatrical motion picture category at the organization’s 29th Outstanding Achievement Awards ceremony. The nominees are:
The winner will be revealed on February 15 during the annual ASC Awards gala at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Los Angeles.
“These nominees represent a fabulous slate selected from a particularly rich field of work this year,” says ASC President Richard Crudo. “It’s amazing how these cinematographers have once again redefined the boundaries of what we do.”
This is Deakins’ 13th ASC nomination. He previously won for Skyfall (2013), The Shawshank Redemption (1995) and The Man Who Wasn’t There (2002). His other nominations include Fargo (1997), Kundun (1998), O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2001), No Country for Old Men(2008), The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (2008), Revolutionary Road (2009), The Reader (2009), True Grit (2011) and Prisoners (2014). He was also the recipient of the organization’s Lifetime Achievement Award in 2011.
Lubezki won the ASC Award last year for Gravity. He also took home top honors for The Tree of Life (2012) and Children of Men (2007), and was nominated in 2000 for Sleepy Hollow.
Pope previously earned a nomination for The Illusionist (2007).
These are the first ASC nominations for Faura and Yeoman.
For more information regarding the ASC Awards, visit the ASC website at www.theasc.com.