The American Society of Cinematographers have nominated five cinematographers for its 25th annual Outstanding Achievement Awards: The five include, Matthew Libatique (Black Swan), Wally Pfister (Inception), Danny Cohen (The King’s Speech), Jeff Cronenweth (The Social Network), and Roger Deakins (True Grit). This is the ninth time Roger Deakins’ has been nominated (his fifth in the last four years), and he will also be honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award. The winner will be announced at the ASC Awards celebration at the Hollywood and Highland Grand Ballroom on February 13.
“These five people have set the standard for today’s cinematography,” says Awards Committee Chairman Richard Crudo. “Although they were nominated for a variety of films, they share the common denominator of extraordinary talent and good taste. Just their mere presence on set would elevate any production.”
“The artistically diverse approaches these talented cinematographers employed are a glimpse at what visionaries with a camera can accomplish,” says ASC President Michael Goi. “They are visual storytellers of the highest caliber.”