ASC Names Feature Film Nominees
Benjamin Button, Dark Knight, The Reader, Revolutionary Road, and Slumdog Millionaire Vie for Cinematography Award
These are the eighth and ninth nominations for Deakins who earned top honors in 1995 for The Shawshank Redemption and in 2002 for The Man Who Wasn’t There. It’s the fourth nomination for Menges, the second for Pfister, and the first for Dod Mantle and Miranda.
“Artful cinematography is generally meant to be transparent to audiences but there are countless visual nuances that help to create a sense of time and place, while evoking emotional responses that are in tune with the intentions of the actors and directors,” says ASC Awards Committee Chairman Michael Goi, ASC. “In the opinion of their peers, who considered hundreds of movies, these five extraordinarily talented individuals have set the contemporary standard for artful cinematography in a very competitive field.”
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