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American Society of Cinematographers Announce Nominees – Roger Deakins In, Bradford Young Out

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Big day for the major guilds with the Writers and Costume Designers announcing earlier, the Cinematographers have weighed in with the usual Oscar suspects showing up.  “Unbroken” enjoys its first major citation of the guilds, with Roger Deakins showing up as suspected but to my shock, Oscar Faura managed to edge out Hoyte van Hoytema and Bradford Young (for both “A Most Violent Year” and “Selma”).  Robert D. Yeoman’s mention was also a bit surprising but the way “The Grand Budapest Hotel” is showing up, it’s not.  This is Lubezki’s to lose.  Dick Pope 

Here are the nominees with the part of the press release:

  • Roger Deakins, ASC, BSC for Unbroken
  • Óscar Faura for The Imitation Game
  • Emmanuel Lubezki ASC, AMC for Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
  • Dick Pope, BSC for Mr. Turner
  • Robert D. Yeoman, ASC for The Grand Budapest Hotel

LOS ANGELES — The American Society of Cinematographers has nominated Roger Deakins, ASC, BSC; Óscar Faura; Emmanuel Lubezki, ASC, AMC; Dick Pope, BSC; and Robert Yeoman, ASC, for the ASC Award for Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography in a Theatrical Release.

Deakins is nominated for Unbroken (Universal Pictures), Faura for The Imitation Game (The Weinstein Co.), Lubezki for Birdman (Fox Searchlight Pictures), Pope for Mr. Turner (Sony Pictures Classics), and Yeoman for The Grand Budapest Hotel (Fox Searchlight Pictures).

American Cinematographer covers Unbroken, Mr. Turner and The Imitation Game in this month’s issue. The magazine covered Birdman in December 2014 and The Grand Budapest Hotel in March 2014; the latter article is online.

Next week the ASC will announce nominees in the final competitive category for the 29th Annual ASC Awards: the Spotlight Award, which recognizes excellence in cinematography in a feature or documentary exhibited at film festivals or in limited release.

The ASC Awards will take place Feb. 15 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza.

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Written by Clayton Davis

Clayton Davis is the esteemed Editor and Owner of AwardsCircuit.com. Born in Bronx, NY to a Puerto Rican mother and Black father, he’s been criticizing film and television for over a decade. Clayton is a member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association where he votes and attends the kick off to the awards season, the Critics Choice Awards. He also founded the Latino Entertainment Journalists Association, the first Latino-based critics’ organization in the United States. He’s also an active member of the African-American Film Critics Association, New York Film Critics Online, International Press Academy, Black Reel Awards, and the Broadcast Television Journalists Association. Clayton has been quoted and appeared in various outlets that include The New York Times, CNN.com, Variety, Deadline, Los Angeles Times, FOX 5, Bloomberg Television, AOL, Huffington Post, Bloomberg Radio, The Wrap, Slash Film, and the Hollywood Reporter.

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