Anthony Dod Mantle won top feature film honours for his work on Slumdog Millionaire at the 23rd Annual American Society Of Cinematographers Outstanding Achievement Awards on Sunday [February 15].

Mantle's victory served as the latest reminder - not that any were needed - that the Mumbai-set rags-to-riches tale approaches Oscar weekend as a heavyweight prospect in several of the key categories.

He beat Roger Deakins for Revolutionary Road and The Reader, Chris Menges also for The Reader, Claudio Miranda for The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button, and Wally Pfister for The Dark Knight.

The ASC Board Of Governors Award was given to Christopher Nolan by his The Dark Knight collaborator Pfister in recognition of Nolan's contributions to the art of film-making.

The ASC Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to Jack Green by Clint Eastwood and the ASC International Achievement Award was given to Donald McAlpine by director Paul Mazursky.