The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) will honor filmmaker Werner Herzog with the Board of Governors Award. According to Deadline, the ASC is bestowing the honor in recognizing filmmakers “whose body of work has made significant and indelible contributions to cinema. It is reserved for filmmakers who have been champions for directors of photography and the visual art form.”
Herzog is well known for his body of work that treks the globe and has taken the filmmaker to places like Peru and Southeast Asia, as well as homegrown documentaries that place a lens on crime (“Into the Abyss”) and real stories (“Grizzly Man”). Some of his work include ” Cave of Forgotten Dreams,” “Heart of Glass,” “Nosferatu Phantom of the Night,” “Fitzcarraldo,” “Lessons of Darkness,” “Invincible,” and “The Mystery of Kaspar Hauser and Stroszek.” Herzog’s next project is a documentary focusing on meteors and comets and their influence on ancient religions and other cultural and physical impacts they’ve had on Earth, titled “Fireball.”
The 34th annual ASC Awards for Outstanding Achievement will take place on January 25 at Hollywood & Highland’s Ray Dolby Ballroom.
“Werner Herzog is truly a unique storyteller, and we are honored to recognize him for his prolific contributions to cinema,” said ASC President Kees van Oostrum.
Previous recipients of the ASC Board of Governors Award include Jeff Bridges, Angelina Jolie, Denzel Washington, Ridley Scott, Barbra Streisand, Harrison Ford, Julia Roberts, Christopher Nolan, Morgan Freeman, Francis Ford Coppola, Sally Field, Ron Howard, Martin Scorsese, Steven Spielberg and others.