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ASC Names Feature Film Award Nominees

Cohen, Deakins, Kaminski, McGarvey, Miranda Up for Honors

Roger Deakins, ASC, BSC, continued his remarkable run with the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC), nabbing his 11th nomination for an ASC Award for Outstanding Achievement this morning for his work on the latest James Bond movie, Skyfall. Also nominated for the award were Danny Cohen, BSC, for Les Miserables; Janusz Kaminski for Lincoln; Seamus McGarvey, ASC, BSC, for Anna Karenina; and Claudio Miranda, ASC, for Life of Pi

This is Kaminski's fifth ASC nomination. The other three nominees were each nominated once previously. Miranda becomes only the third cinematographer to receive an ASC nod for his work on a stereo-3D production, following Robert Richardson's nomination for Hugo last year and Maurio Fiore's nomination for Avatar.

As far as what the nominations may say about the Oscar nominees, to be announced tomorrow morning, it's unclear. While it's true that three of the cinematographers were cited for their work on films that are widely expected to be Oscar front-runners — namely Lincoln, Les Miserables, and Life of Pi — neither Skyfall nor Anna Karenina are expected to be players in the Best Picture race. With nine nominations under his belt, Deakins could easily be recognized by the Academy for his very handsome James Bond adventure, while McGarvey remains a bit of a wild card in the race, given AK's general lack of Oscar buzz.

The winner will be announced at a ceremony to be held February 10 at the Hollywood & Highland Grand Ballroom in Los Angeles.

For more information: www.asc.com

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