Roger Deakins' Work on 'Skyfall' & More Land 2012 ASC Award Nods
We're right in the middle of awards season (the BAFTA nominations just came out this morning) and while we have to wait until tomorrow to talk about the full list of Oscar nominations, today we can discuss the nominees for the 26th annual American Society of Cinematographers Outstanding Achievement Awards. The LA Times has the list of nominees: Danny Cohen for Les Miserables, Claudio Miranda for Life of Pi, Seamus McGarvey for Anna Karenina, Janusz Kaminski for Lincoln, and Roger Deakins for Skyfall. Seems like Lincoln and Skyfall will be getting at least some Oscar love tomorrow. More below!
There are a lot of Les Mis haters out there, and one of their most vocal complaints about the film is they don't like the way it was shot. The fact that the film is nominated for this particular award, celebrating the cinematography from other world class cinematographers, seems to directly contradict those criticisms, so it'll be interesting to see what happens with this movie when the Oscar nominations drop tomorrow. I'm a little surprised to see Kaminski's name on the list because- let's face it - there were more deserving films this year for cinematography awards than Lincoln, but apparently the ASC thought differently.
As for my personal favorite, I'd have to go with Roger Deakins' amazing work in Skyfall, because regardless of where you rank it in the Bond filmography, it's undoubtedly one of the most gorgeously shot Bond films in history and definitely one of the standouts of 2012. The winner of this award will be announced at the ASC Awards ceremony taking place on February 10th at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. Thoughts?