The nominations for the 35th American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) were announced on Wednesday for feature films, documentaries and television. The film nominees include Cherry, Mank, News of the World, Nomadland and The Trial of the Chicago 7. Last year’s ASC feature film winner was Roger Deakins, CBE, ASC, BSC for 1917, who went on to win an Oscar for Best Achievement in Cinematography.
The Queen’s Gambit, Watchmen, Perry Mason, Lucifer, Insecure and Homecoming earned nominations on the television side. In the half-hour category, The Mandalorian grabbed three of five spots.
The Spotlight Award nominees are Swallow, and two International Feature Film shortlisted films, Two of Us and Dear Comrades! The Spotlight Award recognizes exceptional cinematography in independent, foreign or art-house-type films. Jarin Blaschke won the ASC Award in 2020 for The Lighthouse and earned an Academy Award nomination for his work.
Previously announced, Sofia Coppola will receive the ASC Board of Governors award, the Haskell Wexler Student Documentary Award recipient is Melanie Grams for Driven‘ the Michael Chapman Graduate award will go to Ai Chung for A Young Tough and the Allen Daviau Undergraduate award goes to Elias Ginsberg for Milk Teeth.
Here are the ASC nominees. Winners will be announced Sunday, April 18. The virtual ceremony will be live streamed via American Cinematographer’s Facebook at 12:30pm PDT from the historic ASC Clubhouse in Hollywood.
- Erik Messerschmidt, ASC for Mank
- Phedon Papamichael, ASC, GSC for The Trial of the Chicago 7
- Joshua James Richards for Nomadland
- Newton Thomas Sigel, ASC for Cherry
- Dariusz Wolski, ASC for News of the World
- Michael Dweck and Gregory Kershaw for The Truffle Hunters
- Victor Kossakovsky and Egil Håskjold Larsen for Gunda
- Gianfranco Rosi for Notturno
- Katelin Arizmendi for Swallow
- Aurélien Marra for Two of Us
- Andrey Naydenov for Dear Comrades!
Motion Picture, Miniseries, or Pilot Made for Television
- Martin Ahlgren, ASC for The Plot Against America“Part 6”
- Anette Haellmigk for The Great “The Great”
- Pete Konczal for Fargo “The Birthplace of Civilization”
- Steven Meizler for The Queen’s Gambit “End Game”
- Gregory Middleton, ASC, CSC for Watchmen “This Extraordinary Being”
Episode of a One-Hour Television Series – Non-Commercial
- David Franco for Perry Mason “Chapter 2”
- Ken Glassing for Lucifer “It Never Ends Well for the Chicken”
- Adriano Goldman, ASC, ABC, BSC for The Crown“Fairytale”
- David Greene, ASC, CSC for Impulse “The Moroi”
- M. David Mullen, ASC for The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel “It’s Comedy or Cabbage”
- Fabian Wagner, ASC, BSC for The Crown “Imbroglio”
Episode of a One-Hour Television Series – Commercial
- Marshall Adams, ASC for Better Call Saul “Bagman”
- Carlos Catalán for Killing Eve “Meetings Have Biscuits”
- François Dagenais, CSC for Project Blue Book “Area 51”
- Jon Joffin, ASC for Motherland: Fort Salem “Up is Down”
- C. Kim Miles, ASC, CSC, MySC for Project Blue Book“Operation Mainbrace”
Episode of a Half Hour Series for Television
- Ava Berkofsky for Insecure “Lowkey Lost”
- Greig Fraser, ASC, ACS for The Mandalorian“Chapter 1: The Mandalorian”
- Baz Idoine for The Mandalorian “Chapter 13: The Jedi”
- Matthew Jensen, ASC for The Mandalorian “Chapter 15: The Believer”
- Jas Shelton for Homecoming “Giant”