American Society of Cinematographers unveils feature film nominees

The American Society of Cinematographers has unveiled its award nominations in the best feature film category.

The nominees are:

  • Seamus McGarvey, ASC, BSC (Anna Karenina)
  • Danny Cohen, BSC (Les Misérables)
  • Claudio Miranda, ASC (Life of Pi)
  • Janusz Kaminski (Lincoln)
  • Roger Deakins, ASC, BSC (Skyfall)

The nominations are in line those made by the British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA) earlier.

Notable omissions include Australia’s Greig Fraser (Zero Dark Thirty), Mihai Malaimare Jr (The Master), Rodrigo Prieto (Argo), Wally Pfister (The Dark Knight Rises) and Ben Richardson (Beasts of the Southern Wild), according to the LA Times.

Deakins now has 11 ASC award nominations for two wins (he has never won an Oscar despite nine nominations). He was also the recipient of the organisation’s Lifetime Achievement Award in 2011. Kaminski has now been nominated five times while the latest nominations for Cohen, McGarvey and Miranda brings their tally to two each.

Last year, Australian Peter Levy ASC ACS was nominated in the half-hour episodic TV series category for Showtime's House of Lies (Gods of Dangerous Financial Instruments).

The ASC Awards will be held on February 10 where Australian cinematographer Dean Semler ASC ACS will also receive the society's 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award.

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