BIRDMAN, GRAND BUDAPEST, and UNBROKEN Among Nominees for American Society of Cinematographers Awards

     January 7, 2015

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The awards nominations keep on coming.  Fresh off today’s batch of somewhat surprising WGA Awards nods, the American Society of Cinematographers have announced the nominees for their awards.  Emmanuel Lubezki unsurprisingly made the cut for his stunning work on Birdman, and it seems almost like a foregone conclusion that he’ll be winning his second Oscar in a row after last year’s Gravity.  The ASC Awards also recognized perennial Oscar bridesmaid Roger Deakins for his reliably breathtaking work on Unbroken, and he may be headed for his 10th Academy Award nomination (still no win though).  The biggest oversights here, in my opinion, are the lack of nods for Bradford Young (Selma, A Most Violent Year) and Robert Elswit (Inherent Vice, Nightcrawler), who both pulled double duty this year to phenomenal results.  Though I have a feeling Young will get into the Oscar race for Selma.

Check out the full list of ASC Awards nominees after the jump, including television, and click here to read my personal Top 10 in Cinematography for 2014.  The ASC Awards ceremony will be held on February 15th.

the-grand-budapest-hotel-ralph-fiennes-tony-revoloriThe feature film nominees for cinematography are:

Birdman – Emmanuel Lubezki

The Grand Budapest Hotel – Robert D. Yeoman

The Imitation Game – Oscar Faura

Mr. Turner – Dick Pope

Unbroken – Roger Deakins

Previously announced nominees for television cinematography are:

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Vikings, “Blood Eagle” – P.J. Dillon

Boardwalk Empire, “Golden Day for Boys and Girls” – Jonathan Freeman

Game of Thrones, “The Children” – Anette Haellmigk

Gotham, “Spirit of the Goat” – Christopher Norr

Manhattan, “Perestroika – Richard Rutkowski

Game of Thrones, “Mockingbird” – Fabian Wagner

Television Movie, Miniseries or Pilot

The Trip to Bountiful – David Greene

Manhattan – John Lindley

Gotham – David Stockton

Deliverance Creek – Theo Van de Sande

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