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American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) Award goes to Roger Deakins

rogerdeakins_skyfallJust 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.


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Written by Clayton Davis

Clayton Davis is the esteemed Editor and Owner of 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,, 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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