Roger Deakins is to receive the 2011 American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) Lifetime Achievement Award at the ASC award ceremony on February 13 in Los Angeles.
Deakins (pictured) has earned Oscar nominations for eight films, including The Shawshank Redemption, Fargo, No Country for Old Men and The Reader. All eight, plus Revolutionary Road, also earned him ASC Outstanding Achievement Award nominations and he won the award for The Shawshank Redemption and The Man Who Wasn’t There.
In a statement, Deakins said he “had mixed emotions when I was told about this recognition. To be honest, I am flattered, but I also feel like I am only just getting started. I’m enjoying what I do more than I ever have and there seems to be so much more I want to do. I feel like I’m getting this award about halfway through my career. It is great to realize that my colleagues watch my work and get something out of it.”