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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