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‘Cold War,’ ‘ROMA’ highlight American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) nominations

The American Society of Cinematographers has announced the nominations for the 33rd ASC Outstanding Achievement Awards today and for the first time ever the Theatrical nominees contain two black & white foreign language films.

They are Cold War and ROMA, of course. Cold War was lensed by Łukasz Żal, who won the ASC Spotlight Award for 2013’s Ida and went to earn an Oscar nomination for the film. For ROMA, Alfonso Cuarón is a first time nominee with the ASC, having shot the film himself instead of using his regular cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki, who was unavailable.

The Favourite, First Man and A Star Is Born round out the Theatrical nominees. Some surprise snubs include If Beale Street Could Talk and Black Panther.

On the Television side, the ASC went for The Man in the High Castle, Gotham, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and two for The Handmaid’s Tale.

Winners will be announced on February 9th. Here is the full list of nominations.

Theatrical Release
Alfonso Cuarón for Roma
Matthew Libatique, ASC for A Star is Born
Robbie Ryan, BSC, ISC for The Favourite
Linus Sandgren, ASC, FSF for First Man
Łukasz Żal, PSC for Cold War

Spotlight Award
Joshua James Richards for The Rider
Giorgi Shvelidze for Namme
Frank van den Eeden, SBC, NSC for Girl

Episode of a Series for Non-Commercial Television
Gonzalo Amat for The Man in the High Castle, “Jahr Null”
Adriano Goldman, ASC, ABC for The Crown, “Beryl”
David Klein, ASC for Homeland, “Paean to the People”
Colin Watkinson, ASC for The Handmaid’s Tale, “The Word”
Cathal Watters, ISC for Peaky Blinders, “The Company”
Zoë White, ACS for The Handmaid’s Tale, “Holly”

Episode of a Series for Commercial Television
Nathaniel Goodman, ASC for Timeless, “The King of the Delta Blues”
Jon Joffin, ASC for Beyond, “Two Zero One”
Ben Richardson for Yellowstone, “Daybreak”
David Stockton, ASC for Gotham, “A Dark Knight: Queen Takes Knight”
Thomas Yatsko, ASC for Damnation, “A Different Species”

Motion Picture, Miniseries, or Pilot Made for Television
James Friend, BSC for Patrick Melrose, “Bad News”
Mathias Herndl, AAC for Genius: Picasso, “Chapter 1”
Florian Hoffmeister, BSC for The Terror, “Go for Broke”
M. David Mullen, ASC for The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Pilot)
Brendan Steacy, CSC for Alias Grace, “Part 1”

About Erik Anderson

Erik thanks his mother for his love of all things Oscar, having watched the Academy Awards together since he was in the single digits; making lists, rankings and predictions throughout the show. This led him down the path to obsessing about awards. Much later, he found himself at GoldDerby, led by Tom O’Neill and then migrated over to Oscarwatch (now AwardsDaily), headed up by Sasha Stone before breaking off to create AwardsWatch. He is a member of the International Cinephile Society, GALECA (The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics), the International Press Academy and is the founder/owner of AwardsWatch.

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