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The American Society of Cinematographers is once again set to honor the work of the many masters of the moving image. On Monday, the ASC unveiled its 37th annual ASC Award nominations, which celebrates the year’s best in feature film, documentary, and television cinematography.
Being recognized within your craft by your peers would be exciting for anyone, but it’s also a good marker of who might take home the Cinematography Academy Award on March 12. Many of the ASC Award winners have gone on to win Best Cinematography at the Academy Awards, with 17 of the ASC award winners taking home the Oscar in the last 36 years.
Greig Fraser, who last year won both the ASC Theatrical Feature Film award and the Oscar for Dune, is nominated again this year for The Batman.
Mandy Walker is now the third woman ever to be nominated in the ASC feature film category for her work on Elvis. While no woman has ever won the Cinematography Oscar, at the very least a nomination for Walker is now looking good.
Roger Deakins scores his 17th nomination for Empire of Light. It will be Deakins' sixth ASC Award if he wins, which puts him one award above Emmanuel Lubezki for the record.
Also nominated in the feature category are Darius Khondji for Bardo, False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths and Claudio Miranda for Top Gun: Maverick.
Check out the rest of the nominations across categories below:
ASC 2023 Award Nominations
THEATRICAL FEATURE FILM NOMINEES
Roger Deakins, Empire of Light (Searchlight Pictures)
Greig Fraser, The Batman (Warner Bros.)
Darius Khondji, Bardo, False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths (Netflix)
Claudio Miranda, Top Gun: Maverick (Paramount Pictures)
Mandy Walker, Elvis (Warner Bros.)
Sturla Brandth Grøvlen, War Sailor (DCM Film)
Kate McCullough, The Quiet Girl (Super)
Andrew Wheeler, God’s Country (IFC Films)
EPISODE OF A ONE-HOUR NON-COMMERCIAL TELEVISION SERIES
John Conroy, Westworld – “Années Folles” (HBO/HBO Max)
Catherine Goldschmidt, House of the Dragon – “The Lord of the Tides” (HBO/HBO Max)
Alejandro Martinez, House of the Dragon – “The Green Council” (HBO/HBO Max)
M. David Mullen, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel – “How Do You Get to Carnegie Hall?” (Prime Video)
Alex Nepomniaschy, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel – “Everything is Bellmore” (Prime Video)
Nikolaus Summerer, 1899 – “The Calling” (Netflix)
PILOT, LIMITED SERIES, OR MOTION PICTURE MADE, TELEVISION
Todd Banhazl, Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty – “The Swan” (HBO/HBO Max)
Jeremy Benning, Guillermo del Toro’s Cabinet of Curiosities – “The Outside” (Netflix)
Anastas Michos, Guillermo del Toro’s Cabinet of Curiosities – “The Autopsy” (Netflix)
C. Kim Miles, Lost Ollie – “Bali Hai” (Netflix)
Sean Porter, The Old Man – “I” (FX)
EPISODE OF A HALF-HOUR SERIES
Adam Bricker, Hacks – “The Click” (HBO/HBO Max)
Carl Herse, Barry – “Starting Now” (HB0/HBO Max)
Stephen Murphy, Atlanta – “New Jazz” (FX)
Ula Pontikos, Russian Doll– “Matryoshka” (Netflix)
Christian Sprenger, Atlanta – “Andrew Wyeth. Alfred’s World.” (FX)
EPISODE OF A ONE-HOUR COMMERCIAL TELEVISION SERIES
Marshall Adams, Better Call Saul – “Saul Gone” (AMC)
Jesse M. Feldman, Interview With the Vampire – “Is My Very Nature That of the Devil” (AMC)
Christian “Tico” Herrera, Snowfall – “Departures” (FX)
Jules O’Loughlin, The Old Man – “IV” (FX)
Jaime Reynoso, Snowpiercer – “Bound by One Track” (TNT)
Ben Bernhard and Riju Das, All That Breathes (HBO/HBO Max)
Adam Bricker, Chef’s Table: Pizza – “Franco Pepe” (Netflix)
Wolfgang Held, This Stolen Country of Mine
The 37th ASC Awards will be held on March 5 at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, CA.
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