Conrad Hall, who died on Jan4 this year, took top honours at the American Society Of Cinematographers (ASC)annual Outsanding Achievement Awards in Los Angeles over the weekend for hiswork on Road To Perdition. Theaward was accepted by his son Conrad W Hall.

Hall beat out MichaelBallhaus for Gangs Of New York,Pawel Edelman for The Pianist, EdLachman for Far From Heaven andRodrigo Prieto for Frida. Hall isnow the frontrunner for the Oscar in which he is nominated alongside Ballhaus,Edelman, Lachman and Dion Beebe for Chicago.

Hall has won the ASC awardon three previous occasions - for Tequila Sunrise in 1989, for Searching For Bobby Fischer in 1994 and for American Beauty in 1999.