2013 American Society of Cinematographers nominees
If you were counting on the American Society of Cinematographers for pointers in predicting next week's Oscar nominations in the category, you're out of luck. Thanks to a three-way tie, this year's ASC slate features an unusual seven nominees, making for a pleasingly diverse field with one or two semi-surprises.
Emmanuel Lubezki, naturally, made the list for "Gravity," and will be largely favored to take his third ASC prize -- having previously won for "Children of Men" and "The Tree of Life." (The Academy, of course, has yet to reward him.) Sean Bobbitt scored his first nod for another Best Picture frontrunner, "12 Years a Slave." ("American Hustle," meanwhile, missed the cut, interrupting its hitherto perfect Guild record.)
Bruno Delbonnel, who has taken some key critics' wins for "Inside Llewyn Davis," picked up his third nomination -- he won the ASC's 2004 award for "A Very Long Engagement." And ASC favorite Roger Deakins, who won last year for "Skyfall," nabs his 12th nod for "Prisoners," upping his chances of scoring yet another fruitless Oscar nomination in the category.
Phedon Papamichael, previously recognized by the ASC for his small-screen work, was nominated for his black-and-white lensing of "Nebraska," following on from a surprise BAFTA nod this morning. And Barry Ackroyd, previously nominated for "The Hurt Locker," made the list for his typically brisk, no-nonsense shooting of "Captain Phillips."
Finally, and perhaps least expectedly, Frenchman Philippe Le Sourd was cited for his ravishing work on Wong Kar-wai's foreign Oscar hopeful "The Grandmaster" -- the first time one of Wong's films, always reliably gorgeous, has been recognized by the guild. I've been predicting a wild-card Oscar nod for Le Sourd all along; here's hoping he shows up in next week's announcement.
The full list:
Barry Ackroyd, "Captain Phillips"
Philippe Le Sourd, "The Grandmaster"
Emmanuel Lubezki, "Gravity"
Bruno Delbonnel, "Inside Llewyn Davis"
Phedon Papamichael, "Nebraska"
Roger Deakins, "Prisoners"
Sean Bobbitt, "12 Years a Slave"
The winner will be announced at the ASC's awards ceremony on February 1.
2013 | Drama | PG-13Summary: A young woman visits her one surviving family member just prior to taking her final vows as a nun, and learns far more about life, faith and her family history than she expects.Director: Pawel Pawlikowski
Cast: Agata Kulesza, Agata Trzebuchowska, Dawid Ogrodnik
1996 | Family | PGSummary: Harriet is a nosy sixth-grader who keeps records of her neighbors’ doings, and finds her world coming apart when her secret notebook is stolen.Director: Bronwen Hughes
Cast: Michelle Trachtenberg, Rosie O'Donnell, Gregory Smith
1989 | Foreign | NC-17Summary: The wife of a barbaric crime boss engages in a secretive romance with a gentle bookseller between meals at her husband's restaurant. Food, colour coding, sex, murder, torture and cannibalism are the exotic fare in this beautifully filmed but brutally uncompromising modern fable which has been int...Director: Peter Greenaway
Cast: Michael Gambon, Helen Mirren, Tim Roth, Richard Bohringer
1984 | Action | PGSummary: A bullied kid, new in town, is trained in karate by an old handyman, who hides his storied past. Climaxes in one of the most rousing final sequences of the '80s.Director: John G. Avildsen
Cast: Ralph Macchio, Pat Morita, Elisabeth Shue
1964 | Musical | NRSummary: Everything is beautiful in this dazzling musical: Catherine Deneuve, the glowing cinematography, the songs of Michel Legrand, and even the bittersweet romance.Director: Jacques Demy
Cast: Catherine Deneuve, Nino Castelnuovo, Anne Vernon
1992 | Drama | RSummary: A gun leads to a robbery, which leads to terrible consequences in this tightly-scripted and smartly cast Harlem-set story featuring Omar Epps and Tupac Shakur.Director: Ernest R. Dickerson
Cast: Omar Epps, Tupac Shakur, Jermaine 'Huggy' Hopkins
2011 | Horror | NRSummary: A widower is tormented by his own problems, which turn into night terrors, but he begins to suspect that there could be some supernatural origin to what haunts him. Thomas Hedengran and Peter Stormare lead this haunting story inspired by Swedish folk tales.Director: Filip Tegstedt
Cast: Thomas Hedengran, Peter Stormare, Tintin Anderzon
2013 | Comedy | NRSummary: Insanely funny comedy show created by Amy Schumer, who stars in brilliantly funny sketches about sex, city living, dating, and friendship.Director: Daniel Powell, Amy Schumer (creators)
Cast: Amy Schumer, Kevin Kane, Mike Houston
2013 | Adventure | PGSummary: Good-natured animated film in which a snail obsessed with speed dreams of being a racing champion.Director: David Soren
Cast: Ryan Reynolds, Paul Giamatti, Maya Rudolph
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