Sunday, February 18, 2018

32nd ASC Awards Winners

Last night the group had their awards ceremony and well, yes they went with the predictable as top award was for Roger Deakins.

Angelina Jolie was the recipient of the Board of Governors Award and the other three Awards Honorees were announced previously and are detailed below.

Winners are in *BLUE.  To check winners in all categories go official site here.

A few minutes ago the American Society of Cinematographers unveils nominees in all five competitive categories for the current edition of the ASC Awards for Outstanding Cinematography.  The winners will be revealed at the organization's February 17 ceremony, which will be emceed this year by Ben Mankiewicz.  The event will be held at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood and Highland.

Four cinematographers selected as this year's ASC Awards honorees were previously announced with Russell Carpenter receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award, Russell Boyd the International Award, Alan Caso the Career Achievement in Television Award and Stephen Lighthill the President Award.  The 2017 Board of Governors Award honoree -a non-cinematographer selected for their contributions to filmmaking- will be announced later this month.

Agree Blade Runner 2049 has outstanding cinematography and I'm absolutely biased toward the film's director as LOVE everything by Denis Villeneuve BUT what he's been doing in America does not match the high quality films he did in Canada and in French, sigh.  To be honest got really bored watching film even if images were outstanding... needed more substance.  Dunkirk not my cup-of-tea at all, Darkest Hour is fine but Mudbound and The Shape of Water definitively become my top cinematography contenders.  The Shape of Water has a very-darkish cinematography which obviously helps the story and sets an old-fashion, old-times setting to film; Mudbound cinematography is outstanding and contributes to the grim storytelling style film has.

The ASC Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography for work in 2017 are:

Theatrical Release
*Roger Deakins for Blade Runner 2049
Bruno Delbonnel for Darkest Hour
Hoyte van Hoytema for Dunkirk
Rachel Morrison for Mudbound
Dan Lausten for The Shape of Water

Spotlight Award
Mate Herbai for On Body and Soul
Mikhail Krichman for Loveless
*Mart Taniel for November

To check nominees in all categories go official site here.

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