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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