A trio of award organizations handed out prizes last night: the Writers Guild of America, the American Society of Cinematographers, and the International Animated Film Association’s Annie Awards. In a bit of an upset at the WGA Awards, Spike Jones took home Best Original Screenplay for Her over American Hustle, and Billy Ray nabbed Best Adapted Screenplay honors for Captain Philips over The Wolf of Wall Street and Before Midnight. It should be noted, though, that due to eligibility rules, Adapted Screenplay Oscar nominee 12 Years a Slave was ineligible for the WGA trophy.
Hit the jump for more, including the full list of winners from the organizations and some Oscar analysis from yours truly.
In anticipation of the announcement of the nominations for the 85th Academy Awards tomorrow morning, the American Society of Cinematographers has announced its list of nominees for outstanding achievement in cinematography. Roger Deakins was singled out for his gorgeous work on this year’s Skyfall, as was Claudio Miranda for the breathtaking Life of Pi. The list of nominees is rounded out by Seamus McGarvey for Anna Karenina, Danny Cohen for Les Miserables, and Janusz Kaminski for Lincoln.
Deakins has been nominated by the ASC for a total of 11 times now, winning for The Shawshank Redemption and The Man Who Wasn’t There. Shockingly, he has never won an Academy Award despite being nominated for fantastic work like The Assassination of Jesse James, No Country for Old Men, and True Grit, but this could very well be his year. Hit the jump to read the full press release, and click here to read my predictions for tomorrow’s Oscar nominations. The ASC Awards will be held on February 10th.