'Anna Karenina,' 'Les Mis,' 'Life of Pi,' 'Lincoln,' 'Skyfall' grab ASC nominations
The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) has announced nominees for its 27th annual awards honoring excellence in cinematography.
The big misses were "Django Unchained" (Robert Richardson has a spotty history with the Society but often turns lemons to lemonade with the Academy's cinematography branch), "The Master" (further indication of the film just not being well-liked by the industry, but come on) and "Zero Dark Thirty" (a longshot hopeful all along).
I'm also a little bit surprised that industry favorite Rodrigo Prieto didn't find a spot for his underrated work in "Argo." I still think he could be someone to watch for at the Oscars.
After the internet virtually exploded yesterday when Tom Hooper was recognized by the DGA, it will be fun to see how "Les Misérables" detractors react to their other pet grievance about the film, the cinematography, being recognized by, well, cinematographers. The film joins "Anna Karenina" (fresh off a BAFTA nomination) and expected players "Life of Pi," "Lincoln" (a bit of a surprise as Janusz Kaminski is no longer an ASC member) and "Skyfall."
The 27th annual ASC Awards will be held on February 10. The race for the Oscar would appear to be between "Life of Pi" and "Skyfall," with the former having the edge. But the guild could go a different way. They often have.
Once again, check out the full list of nominees below, and as always, keep up with the season via The Circuit.
"Anna Karenina" (Seamus McGarvey)
"Les Misérables" (Danny Cohen)
"Life of Pi" (Claudio Miranda)
"Lincoln" (Janusz Kaminski)
"Skyfall" (Roger Deakins)
2013 | Drama | RSummary: Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill have boundless energy in the story of a real-life commodities crook who earned millions through scummy small-time stock trades.Director: Martin Scorsese
Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, Margot Robbie
1997 | Crime | RSummary: Quentin Tarantino adaptats an Elmore Leonard novel into this story of a few increasingly desperate people scraping to get by.Director: Quentin Tarantino
Cast: Pam Grier, Samuel L. Jackson, Robert Forster
2008 | Science Fiction | PGSummary: Animated series continues the story of Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker as they battle the Emperor Palpatine, Count Dooku and General Grievous, but also takes time to explore other smaller characters in the Star Wars universe.Director: George Lucas (creator)
Cast: Tom Kane, Dee Bradley Baker, Matt Lanter
1993 | Sports | PGSummary: Emotionally powerful sports classic featuring Sean Astin as a skinny high school kid with big football dreams and the determination to make his way towards his dream team at Notre Dame.Director: David Anspaugh
Cast: Sean Astin, Jon Favreau, Ned Beatty
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
1995 | Mystery | NRSummary: Denzel Washington plays an out of work WWII vet who takes the wrong job and is soon neck-deep in a mess of politics, murder, and jazz in '40s Los Angeles.Director: Carl Franklin
Cast: Denzel Washington, Tom Sizemore, Jennifer Beals
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