Around awards season, I’m always interested by the nominations of guilds or other groups with a specific technical focus. Of course, the Society of Camera Operators found a way to honor The Social Network like everyone else. But Hereafter and Salt, which won’t contend for many awards as complete works, also earned nominations alongside The Town and The Fighter for feature film camera operator of the year.
The nominees in television are similarly eclectic. The final season of 24 missed out on a swan song at the Emmys and the Golden Globes, but is recognized here with House, Bones, Sons of Anarchy, and Raising Hope. Hit the jump for the full list.
Camera Operator of the Year – Feature Film
Steve Campanelli for Hereafter
Scott Sakamoto for Salt
Geoffrey Haley for The Fighter
Peter Rosenfeld for The Social Network
Colin Anderson for The Town
Camera Operator of the Year – Television
Tony Gaudioz for House
Greg Collier for Bones
David Frederick for Sons of Anarchy
Doc Karman for Raising Hope
Guy Skinner for 24
Lifetime Achievement Recipients
Das Boot – the “running in the hallway of the submarine” shot
Technical Achievement Award
The Arri Alexa camera system
The Ultimate Arm gyrostabilized camera crane
The awards ceremony will be held on February 5, 2011 as a fund-raising event to support the Vision Center at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.