The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) on Friday (January 3) announced five nominees for best theatrical release and three in contention for the Spotlight Award honouring films that may not get a wide release.
The five cinematographers in the running for the theatrical category of the 34th ASC Outstanding Achievement Awards are: Roger Deakins for 1917 (pictured); Phedon Papamichael for Ford v Ferrari; Rodrigo Prieto for The Irishman; Robert Richardson for Once Upon A Time… In Hollywood; and Lawrence Sher for Joker.
Spotlight Award nominees are Jarin Blaschke for The Lighthouse; Natasha Braier for Honey Boy; and Jasper Wolf for Monos.
Deakins earns his 16th nomination from the Society and has won four times for The Shawshank Redemption, The Man Who Wasn’t There, Skyfall, and Blade Runner 2049.
Richardson has now been nominated 11 times and won the ASC lifetime achievement award in 2019, while Papamichael and Prieto have each been recognised three times. Sher, Blaschke, Braier and Wolf are first-time nominees.
Last year’s theatrical winner was Łukasz Żal for Cold War, and Giorgi Shvelidze won in the Spotlight category for Namme. The Spotlight Award was introduced in 2014.
The 34th ASC Outstanding Achievement Awards will take place in Hollywood on January 25.