Greig Fraser and ‘Lion’ Win at ASC Awards

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HOLLYWOOD –Director of photography Greig Fraser, ASC ACS’s imagery for the motion picture Lion won the American Society of Cinematographers’ Award for Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography in Theatrical Releases on Saturday.

“Being acknowledged by the ASC is deeply moving,” says Fraser. “I’m so grateful to be here on behalf of the Lion crew and am truly moved by this recognition from my peers. The honor deepens when I look at the extraordinary work done by my fellow nominees. I am humbled indeed.”

The film, which follows the story of an adopted Indian man’s journey to find his long-lost family, received generous praise for its exceptional imagery and heartfelt story.

“I’d like to thank my director, Garth Davis, our crew and the people of India and Australia for their invaluable contributions,” says Fraser.  “I was delighted to hear that Garth had been honored by the DGA earlier this evening – and am so proud of him. This was certainly an amazing night for our film.”

Fraser is also a nominee for the 2017 Best Cinematography Academy Award®. He most recently wrapped work on Mary Magdalene for Universal Pictures and his work on Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is currently screening in theaters worldwide.

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PICTURE |DIRECTOR | LEAD ACTOR | LEAD ACTRESS |SUPPORTING ACTOR |SUPPORTING ACTRESS |ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY |ADAPTED SCREENPLAY |ANIMATED FEATURE |PRODUCTION DESIGN | CINEMATOGRAPHY | COSTUME DESIGN | FILM EDITING | MAKEUP & HAIRSTYLING | SOUND MIXING | SOUND EDITING | VISUAL EFFECTS | ORIGINAL SCORE | ORIGINAL SONG | DOCUMENTARY FEATURE | FOREIGN LANGUAGE | LIVE ACTION SHORT | ANIMATED SHORT | DOCUMENTARY SHORT

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  • Joey Magidson

    An interesting upset, but remember that ASC doesn’t correlate with Oscar as often as other guilds.

    • Michael Eduard Gschwandtner

      If Fraser wins BAFTA, he’ll have a chance, otherwise Sandgren is the choice. Don’t see Prieto or Young taking home the prize, and Laxton is maybe a potential spoiler, but Sandgren is more likely. Interesting category, though, now that Lubetzki isn’t nominated…

      • Joey Magidson

        I agree, more or less.

  • Tee

    I always forget how interesting categories get once Chivo and Deakins aren’t in the bunch.

    • Calvin Damon

      Or Robert Richardson

      • Brennan

        Or Lubezki

        • Calvin Damon

          That’s Chivo. Chivo is his nickname

  • Calvin Damon

    This win pushes Lion and Fraser from the number 5 spot to the possible spoiler to La La Land and Sandgren. Also, despite starting out this season at the number 1 or 2 spot, Silence is probably now number 5 in this category, which is unfortunate because it’s my personal number 2, and it’s pretty close too