Just when it was looking like Claudio Miranda’s to lose, Roger Deakins has won the ASC awards for his camera work on Sam Mendes’ Skyfall. The group announced the winner last night when Deakins won over competitors Miranda (Life of Pi), Seamus McGarvey (Anna Karenina), Janusz Kaminski (Lincoln), and Danny Cohen (Les Miserables). Deakins won the Lifetime Achievement Award in 2011 and has won two competitive ASC awards for The Man Who Wasn’t There (2001) and The Shawshank Redemption (1994).
In what has turned out to be the most unconventional year for Oscar predicting, Roger Deakins may be able to top Miranda come Oscar night if enough voters know that the veteran craftsman has been nominated nine time prior and has never won. ASC doesn’t always line up with Oscar.
Rodney Charters received the Lifetime Achievement Award while HBO’s “Game of Thrones” tied with the series “Hunted” for One-Hour Episodic Television Series. Florian Hoffmeister won in the Television Movie/Mini-Series category for “Great Expectations” while FX’s hit-show “Wilfred” won for Half-Hour Episodic Series.