The American Society of Cinematographers 2011 Award Nominations
by Ethan Anderton
January 11, 2012
Awards nominations keep pouring in every single week. The Golden Globe nominations have already been revealed with the awards coming next weekend on January 15th, but more recently the Directors Guild of America just revealed their nominations for film in 2011 along with the Producers Guild of America, and the Screen Actors Guild and Writers Guild have also released their respective nominations. Now the American Society of Cinemtographers have chimed in with their nominations for what they consider to be the best in cinematography, honoring those who make sure everything looks fantastic through the lens.
The nominees for Best Cinematography of 2011 are:
› Guillaume Schiffman for The Artist
› Jeff Cronenweth for The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
› Robert Richardson for Hugo
› Hoyte van Hoytema for Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
› Emmanuel Lubezki for The Tree of Life
All seem very worthy of the nomination, but there's been a lot of talk about Janusz Kaminski's work on Steven Spielberg's War Horse being snubbed, but the director of photography actually resigned from the organization a few years back, so he wouldn't have been nominated for this award anyway. Frankly I think that something like The Adventures of Tintin deserves to be included in awards like this but motion capture is still a very tricky topic in most awards arenas. Other films that deserve a nomination include Midnight in Paris, Shame and Drive, but there can only be five nominations. Thoughts on the nominations?