American Society of Cinematographers Announces 2013 Awards Nominations
Posted January 9, 2013 04:08 PM by Webmaster
The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) has announced its list of nominees for outstanding achievement in cinematography. The winner will be announced at the ASC Awards celebration on February 10 at the Hollywood & Highland Grand Ballroom.
Roger Deakins was nominated for his contribution to Skyfall, one of the year's biggest blockbusters. Deakins has already won ASC Awards for The Shawshank Redemption (1995) and The Man Who Wasn't There (2002). He also earned nominations for 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) and True Grit (2011).
Janusz Kaminski was nominated for his contribution to Lincoln. This is his fifth nomination. Previously, Kaminski earned nominations for Schindler's List (1994), Amistad (1998), Saving Private Ryan (1999) and The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (2008).
Seamus McGarvey was nominated for Anna Karenina, Danny Cohen for Les Miserables, and Claudio Miranda for the stunningly beautiful Life of Pi.
Caleb Deschanel only shot Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter and Jack Reacher this year. To be honest, and with due respect to Mr. Deschanel, I found the former rather ugly. Jack Reacher is a well-shot old-school action movie, but it is just not the type of film to garner awards for its cinematography.
I am so pleased Seamus McGarvey is recognized here for his wonderful lensing of Anna Karenina. He also shot The Avengers this year. A very gifted director of photography.
Anna Karenina looked crap. A badly mastered dvd of Bonderchuk's War and Peace looks miles better than Anna Karenina in Pristine HD. The other nominations are great but Killing Me Softly, Dark Knight Rises and The Master deserved nominations. And this year Janusz Kaminski should win, he won 2 Oscars but was snubbed by ASC more than a few times, I reckon they should give it to him now.