The nominations for the film awards season continue in view of the next Academy Awards. This time it’s the turn of the best photographs of the year selected by the American Society of Cinematographers.
The directors of Hollywood photography have nominated some of the most popular films for the Oscar race: Sam Mendes ‘1917 (which we remember was conceived as a single great sequence plan), Todd Phillips’ Joker, Le Mans ’66 – The Great Challenge by James Mangold, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood by Quentin Tarantino and finally The Irishman by Martin Scorsese.
No big surprise, therefore, given the PDOs involved in the five productions: Roger Deakins (1917) has already been nominated for the ASC Awards 16 times, winning 4; Robert Richardson (Once Upon a Time in Hollywood) received 11 nominations, while Phedon Papamichael (Le Mans) and Rodrigo Prieto (The Irishman) were nominated three times each in their careers; the only one who received his first nomination was Lawrence Sher (Joker).
Among the films that will compete in the limited distribution category, however, we find The Lighthouse (Jarin Blaschke), Honey Boy (Natasha Braier), and Monos (Jasper Wolf).
Like the other prizes awarded by the various Hollywood unions, the ASC Awards are indicative to understand which films will participate in the awaited Oscar night: from 2010 to today, in fact, 85% of the films chosen by the PDO guild have been nominated at the Academy Awards.