Roger Deakins won theAmerican Society Of Cinematographers (ASC) Outstanding Achievement Award in thefeature film category for his work on The Man Who Wasn't There, the sixth film by the Coen brothers which Deakinshas shot. It was also his sixth ASC nomination and his second award after TheShawshank Redemption in 1994.
He beat out an internationalfield comprised of Bruno Delbonnel (Amelie), Andrew Lesnie (The Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring), Donald McAlpine (Moulin Rouge) and John Schwartzman (Pearl Harbor).
Deakins was honoured for his"artful rendering of black-and-white images in a relatively modest,character-driven story set in the mid-1940s." The presentation was madeon Sunday night at a ceremony in Los Angeles.
Deakins, who also shot Oscarfrontrunner A Beautiful Mind, isOscar nominated for his work on The Man Who Wasn't There. He faces off on March 24 against Delbonnel, Lesnie,McAlpine and Slavomir Idziak for Black Hawk Down.